Heartland Hospice Services Business Review in Tucson, AZ – Southern Arizona BBB

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Heartland Hospice Services

BBB Accreditation

A BBB Accredited Business since 04/22/2016

BBB has determined that Heartland Hospice Services meets BBB accreditation standards. which include a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints. BBB Accredited Businesses pay a fee for accreditation review/monitoring and for support of BBB services to the public.

BBB accreditation does not mean that the business’ products or services have been evaluated or endorsed by BBB, or that BBB has made a determination as to the business’ product quality or competency in performing services.

Reason for Rating

Factors that raised Heartland Hospice Services’ rating include:

  • Length of time business has been operating.
  • No complaints filed with BBB.

Customer Complaints Summary

0 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years 0 closed in last 12 months

Tucson, AZ 85712-1227 (520) 325-2790
(866) 293-6803
Fax: (520) 325-2746 Directions

Industry Comparison Chart X

The information in the table below represents an industry comparison of businesses which are of the same relative size. This is based on BBB’s database of businesses located in Southern Arizona. Businesses may engage in more than one type of business. The percent of time the business engages in a type of business is not accounted for. There is no known industry standard for the number of complaints a business can expect. The volume of business and number of transactions may have a bearing on the number of complaints received by BBB.

*Heartland Hospice Services is in this range.

Types of Complaints Handled by BBB

BBB handles the following types of complaints between businesses and their customers so long as they are not, or have not been, litigated:

  • Advertising or Sales
  • Billing or Collection
  • Problems with Products or Services
  • Delivery
  • Guarantee or Warranty

We do not handle workplace disputes, discrimination claims or claims about the quality of health or legal services.

Additional Phone Numbers

BBB Complaint Process

Your complaint will be forwarded to the company within two business days. The company will be asked to respond within 14 days, and if a response is not received, a second request will be made. You will be notified of the company’s response when we receive it (or notified that we received no response). Complaints are usually closed within 30 business days.

BBB began including the text of consumer complaints and business responses in BBB Business Reviews on 06/01/2013 for complaints filed on 05/22/2013 and thereafter. This includes all complaints that meet our reporting guidelines.BBB reports the complaint response text for all reportable complaints.

Industry Tips for Hospices

What is BBB Advertising Review?

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What government actions does BBB report on?

BBB reports on known government actions that are relevant to the business’s marketplace dealings with the public.

About BBB Business Review Content and Services

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Thank you for your feedback.

BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Overview

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Customer Review Experience





Life Choice Hospice Business Review in Birmingham, AL – Central and South

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Business Review

BBB Accreditation

Life Choice Hospice is not BBB Accredited.

Businesses are under no obligation to seek BBB accreditation, and some businesses are not accredited because they have not sought BBB accreditation.

To be accredited by BBB, a business must apply for accreditation and BBB must determine that the business meets BBB accreditation standards. which include a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints. BBB Accredited Businesses must pay a fee for accreditation review/monitoring and for support of BBB services to the public.

Reason for Rating

Factors that lowered Life Choice Hospice’s rating include:

  • Failure to respond to one complaint filed against business.

Factors that raised Life Choice Hospice’s rating include:

  • Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size.

Customer Complaints Summary

1 complaint closed with BBB in last 3 years 0 closed in last 12 months

Advertising Review

BBB has nothing to report concerning Life Choice Hospice’s advertising at this time.

What is BBB Advertising Review?

BBB promotes truth in advertising by contacting advertisers whose claims conflict with the BBB Code of Advertising. These claims come to our attention from our internal review of advertising, consumer complaints and competitor challenges. BBB asks advertisers to prove their claims, change ads to make offers more clear to consumers, and remove misleading or deceptive statements.

Additional Information

BBB file opened: 12/04/2013

Licensing

This company is in an industry that may require licensing, bonding or registration in order to lawfully do business. BBB encourages you to check with the appropriate agency to be certain any requirements are currently being met.

These agencies may include:

Alabama Department of Public Health
251 N Bayou St
Mobile, AL 36603-5827
(334) 206-5300
http://adph.org

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Canon Hospice, LLC Review – HOSPICES in Gulfport, MS – BBB Business

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BBB Accreditation

This business is not BBB accredited.

Businesses are under no obligation to seek BBB accreditation, and some businesses are not accredited because they have not sought BBB accreditation.

To be accredited by BBB, a business must apply for accreditation and BBB must determine that the business meets BBB accreditation standards, which include a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints. BBB Accredited Businesses must pay a fee for accreditation review/monitoring and for support of BBB services to the public.

Reason for Rating

Based on BBB files, this business has a BBB Rating of No Rating. The reason is as follows:

  • BBB does not have sufficient information to issue a rating on this business.

Customer Complaints Summary

0 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 0 closed in last 12 months

What is a BBB Business Review?

We offer free reviews on businesses that include background, licensing, consumer experience and other information such as governmental actions that is known to BBB. These reviews are provided for businesses that are BBB accredited and also for businesses that are not BBB accredited.

About BBB Business Review Content & Services:

Some Better Business Bureaus offer additional content & services in BBB Business Reviews.
The additional content & services are typically regional in nature or, in some cases, a new product or service that is being tested prior to a more general release.
Not all enhanced content & services are available at all Better Business Bureaus.

Professional Affiliations X

Types of Complaints Handled by BBB

BBB handles the following types of complaints between businesses and their customers so long as they are not, or have not been, litigated:

  • Advertising or Sales
  • Billing or Collection
  • Problems with Products or Services
  • Delivery
  • Guarantee or Warranty

We do not handle workplace disputes, discrimination claims or claims about the quality of health or legal services.

BBB Complaint Process

Your complaint will be forwarded to the business within two business days. The business will be asked to respond within 14 days, and if a response is not received, a second request will be made. You will be notified of the business’s response when we receive it (or notified that we received no response). Complaints are usually closed within 30 business days.

What is BBB Advertising Review?

BBB promotes truth in advertising by contacting advertisers whose claims conflict with the BBB Code of Advertising. These claims come to our attention from our internal review of advertising, consumer complaints and competitor challenges. BBB asks advertisers to prove their claims, change ads to make offers more clear to consumers, and remove misleading or deceptive statements.

What government actions does BBB report on?

BBB reports on known government actions that are relevant to the business’s marketplace dealings with the public.

Thank you for your feedback!

BBB Reporting Policy

As a matter of policy, BBB does not endorse any product, service or business.

BBB Business Reviews are provided solely to assist you in exercising your own best judgment. Information in this BBB Business Review is believed reliable but not guaranteed as to accuracy.

BBB Business Reviews generally cover a three-year reporting period. BBB Business Reviews are subject to change at any time.

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Hospice Plus Business Review in Dallas, TX – Dallas Texas BBB #cheap

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Hospice Plus

BBB Accreditation

Hospice Plus is not BBB Accredited.

Businesses are under no obligation to seek BBB accreditation, and some businesses are not accredited because they have not sought BBB accreditation.

To be accredited by BBB, a business must apply for accreditation and BBB must determine that the business meets BBB accreditation standards. which include a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints. BBB Accredited Businesses must pay a fee for accreditation review/monitoring and for support of BBB services to the public.

Reason for Rating

Factors that raised Hospice Plus’ rating include:

  • Length of time business has been operating.
  • No complaints filed with BBB.

Customer Complaints Summary

0 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years 0 closed in last 12 months

Industry Comparison Chart X

The information in the table below represents an industry comparison of businesses which are of the same relative size. This is based on BBB’s database of businesses located in Dallas and Northeast Texas. Businesses may engage in more than one type of business. The percent of time the business engages in a type of business is not accounted for. There is no known industry standard for the number of complaints a business can expect. The volume of business and number of transactions may have a bearing on the number of complaints received by BBB.

*Hospice Plus is in this range.

Types of Complaints Handled by BBB

BBB handles the following types of complaints between businesses and their customers so long as they are not, or have not been, litigated:

  • Advertising or Sales
  • Billing or Collection
  • Problems with Products or Services
  • Delivery
  • Guarantee or Warranty

We do not handle workplace disputes, discrimination claims or claims about the quality of health or legal services.

BBB Complaint Process

Your complaint will be forwarded to the company within two business days. The company will be asked to respond within 14 days, and if a response is not received, a second request will be made. You will be notified of the company’s response when we receive it (or notified that we received no response). Complaints are usually closed within 30 business days.

BBB began including the text of consumer complaints and business responses in BBB Business Reviews on 07/01/2013 for complaints filed on 01/01/2013 and thereafter. This includes all complaints that meet our reporting guidelines and that are filed electronically. We also report on the resolution of the complaint, as determined by BBB.

Industry Tips for Hospices

What is BBB Advertising Review?

BBB promotes truth in advertising by contacting advertisers whose claims conflict with the BBB Code of Advertising. These claims come to our attention from our internal review of advertising, consumer complaints and competitor challenges. BBB asks advertisers to prove their claims, change ads to make offers more clear to consumers, and remove misleading or deceptive statements.

What government actions does BBB report on?

BBB reports on known government actions that are relevant to the business’s marketplace dealings with the public.

About BBB Business Review Content and Services

Some Better Business Bureaus offer additional content and services in BBB Business Reviews. The additional content and services are typically regional in nature or, in some cases, a new product or service that is being tested prior to a more general release. Not all enhanced content and services are available at all Better Business Bureaus.

Thank you for your feedback.

BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Overview

BBB Customer Reviews Rating represents the customers opinions of the business. The Customer Review Rating is based on the number of positive, neutral and negative customer reviews posted that are calculated to produce a score.

Customer Review Experience





HPNA Certification Review Course #home #hospice

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HPNA Certification Review Course

HPNA Certification Review Course

Bonnie Morgan, MEd, RN-BC, CHPN, FPCN, IMS, Oncology/Palliative Care Alliance, Mesa, AZ
Carma Erickson Hurt, RN, South Coast Hospice, Coos Bay, OR

The Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA) supports nurses looking to advance their professional development and career with specialty certification. HPNA is offering a 1-day course at this conference that encompasses the fundamental concepts of palliative nursing. The review course will provide a review of the content areas based on the National Board of Certification for Hospice and Palliative Nurses (NBCHPN®) detailed test content outline. This course may be used to increase the hospice and palliative nurse’s knowledge of general palliative nursing or to assist the nurse in self-identifying topics that require further preparation and study in advance of sitting for the specialty certification examination. Please note: Participation in the review course does not guarantee successful completion of the certification examination. Breakfast, lunch and afternoon refreshments are included.

Required Materials (bring with you to the course):

  • Core Curriculum for the Generalist Hospice and Palliative Nurse. Order online from the HPNA Specialty Shoppe www.hpna.org
  • CHPN Candidate Handbook – print free from www.NBCHPN.org
  • Discuss establishing goals of care for hospice and palliative care patients and caregivers
  • Review common symptoms experienced at end of life
  • Describe appropriate pharmacological and non-pharmacologic interventions for the management of symptoms at the end of life
  • Discuss the management of dying, grief, loss and bereavement
  • Recognize the importance of effective communication
  • Identify professional issues related to hospice and palliative nursing
  • Review test taking techniques and development of a study plan

Continuing Education Credit for the HPNA Certification Review Course*

Seven and one-half (7.5) hours of continuing education credit is available for nurses who participate in this course.

*The Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC).





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2006 Acura TSX vs. Honda Accord, Mazdaspeed 6, Pontiac G6, VW Jetta

First: 2006 Volkswagen Jetta GLI

In a perfect world, a guy who likes to unwind lonely driving roads on a brisk weekend morning owns an implement dedicated to just such an activity. A Mazda MX-5, for example. Or a Pontiac Solstice. Or a Honda S2000. Or. fill in your favorite sports car. But that ideal presupposes a big budget for grown-up toys, and/or the absence of parental obligations, which immediately add extra doors and seats to the equation. As much as we love ’em, sports cars are pure automotive self-indulgence, with a low practicality index. And the sad truth is, many of us are economically limited to one ride that has to serve a variety of everyday transportation functions, as well as satisfying your inner Michael Schumacher. Perhaps you’ve noticed this?

Take heart. Ownership of a car with four doors needn’t mean the end of fun-to-drive, and to support this proposition we present this field of five sub-$30,000 sports sedans that are just the ticket, able to deliver speed with a soupçon of luxury, too. Okay, more than a soupçon. A modicum. And in a couple cases, a profusion.

As a conceptual group, our roundup of 30-grand sports sedans isn’t new. It’s one of our regular sports-sedan reality checks. Still, there is much that is new here-in fact, only one of these five packages is familiar. That would be the Acura TSX, a sophisticated sweetheart that’s been on our 10Best Cars list since its 2004 debut. Modestly freshened for ’06, the TSX prevailed in our last under-30-grand decathlon (“Sustainable Sports Sedans ,” October 2004) and, consequently, anchors this one. (As with our 10Best Cars protocol, the also-rans in that derby weren’t invited to this one.)

The other everyday heroes are new for ’06 in varying degrees, and only one of them-the Jetta GLI-has gone through our battery of instrumented tests (October 2005 ). The GLI is the liveliest member of the Jetta family, and it shares its chassis and components with the GTI, VW’s famous hatchback hot rod. The Jetta’s inventory of go-faster hardware includes a new 2.0-liter direct-injection turbo four that churns up 197 horsepower and 207 pound-feet of torque, a useful upgrade from the previous 1.8-liter turbo motor’s 180 horsepower and 173 pound-feet, although the gain in output is mitigated by an increase at the scales.

The other force-fed car in the field is the long-awaited Mazdaspeed 6, with all-wheel drive and 274 horsepower available from a turbo version of Mazda’s 2.3-liter four. That’s almost enough to put the Mazda on an equal performance footing with bad boys like the Subaru Impreza WRX STI or Mitsubishi Evo, and it was more than enough to hustle the Mazda to the front of this pack in terms of sheer zoom-zoom.

As a refreshing change, a domestic entry made the starting grid, the GTP version of Pontiac’s G6 sedan, with more authority in the suspension, more grip, and more muscle, thanks to more displacement-3.9 liters in a pushrod V-6, very all-American.

Beyond that, we found ourselves with an element of family feud. The Honda Accord has never been a player in one of our sports-sedan spectaculars, but for 2006 its extensive freshening includes the availability of a robust EX edition with a 244-hp, 3.0-liter V-6 and a six-speed manual. That combination is a first for Honda’s bread-and-butter four-door, and an essential element in qualifying for this bash-a manual transmission was one of the basic requirements for invitation, and all five cars were equipped with you-shift-it six-speeds.

You might observe that a couple other prime everyday-hero candidates-the Audi A4 and the BMW 3-series-didn’t make the cut. What’s up with that? Money, that’s what. As was true in our 2004 comparo, even the humblest of 3-series sedans, the 325i, carries a base price of $31,595, overflowing our 30-grand ceiling, and that presumes you could even find an unadorned 325i. This also goes for the A4. A basic front-drive A4 starts at $28,360, but in an age of steadily shrinking evaluation fleets, finding a base edition of any vehicle is akin to finding the last virgin in Las Vegas.

We drove the 280 miles to southeast Ohio, where we scorched the edges of our 13.5-mile driving loop. The Hocking Hills route is rich in linked turns, decreasing radii, whoop-de-dos, elevation changes, and bird watchers in L.L.Bean outfits, all in all ideal for gauging a car’s SQ (sporting quotient). This time around, it had a profound impact on the outcome.


The Best Mobile Device Management (MDM) Solutions of 2017; Dropbox (for Business)


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The Best Mobile Device Management (MDM) Solutions of 2017

Encroaching Mobility

If there’s anything keeping IT managers awake at night, it’s them fearing for their data’s safety. And because a growing number of headline-worthy data disasters have occurred due to the loss or breach of a mobile device, managing those clients securely is top of mind for IT managers this year. While the bring-your-own-device (BYOD ) movement has great appeal to the average employee, it represents a significant attack vector to corporate security. It also represents both an opportunity and a challenge to facilitate the use of a personal device while keeping work and personal information and data separate.

One of the challenges in reviewing these products stems from the wide range of functionality each vendor offers. The line between mobile device management (MDM) and mobile application management (MAM) isn’t always clear—and simply because the industry has decided to house both those acronyms under the Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) umbrella doesn’t make things easier. The focus of this review was primarily MDM although it was hard not to at least look at some of the other features available from the different vendors.

For this roundup, we looked at Amtel Telecom and Mobile Management System (TIMS), AppTec360 Enterprise Mobility Management, Citrix XenMobile, IBM MaaS360 (a Fiberlink Communications product), ManageEngine Mobile Device Manager Plus, Microsoft Intune, Radia Endpoint Manager, SOTI MobiControl, and VMware AirWatch. We had hoped to look at MobileIron for this roundup but they declined to participate.

What is MDM?

It’s obvious that a lost corporate mobile device represents a significant threat. Providing the ability to locate, lock, and potentially wipe lost devices must be available for a package to call itself an effective MDM tool. Automating that process is even better. All of the vendors we tested provide the ability to return the phone to the state it was in prior to enrolling in mobile management. This includes removing sensitive settings such as WiFi passwords, configuration settings, and sensitive or protected documents. A granular selective wipe, which is what we call out in our features table above, goes beyond that ability to allow administrators to remove only specifically selected information and data elements, such as WiFi passwords or specific documents, like corporate data versus personal documents the user may have stored on the device.

Many of the products we looked at provide a geofencing capability that can generate alerts and take action should a device cross a specific boundary. This works great for a company with a local workforce where the devices should never be more than some fixed number of miles away from the home office. This feature can be tweaked for traveling employees and, in many cases, can be time restricted as well.

Policy-based security is also standard across all of the products in this review. Configuring devices to lock with a personal identification number (PIN) is just one of many policies that can be set as mandatory, meaning that even if a device is owned by the employee in a BYOD scenario, once it’s registered it’ll require a PIN to open whether the user had it set that way or not. Other policies to restrict behavior or to lock down specific apps are also common. But the conflict between corporate-owned and personally-owned devices isn’t always so clear cut. Having the ability to restrict the gathering of location and other sensitive data from a personally-owned device helps keep employees happy while allowing them to use their own devices for company work. IT managers need to be careful and look for the ability to segment work and personal apps and data as much as possible.

Enrolling lots of devices might not seem like a big deal but can be a show stopper without some type of automated process. Providing a connection to a local Microsoft Active Directory domain to process users is one method. Most of the products also offered a way to import users and devices from a flat file to streamline enrollment in the case where either users or devices aren’t identified in a directory service. User self-registration is a key feature here, but be aware that this can be accomplished in different ways. Some of our contenders allow IT managers to create custom, branded user self-service portals that allow them to register their own devices, while others force them to go through third-party app stores to accomplish the same thing.

One of the biggest challenges in this roundup was drawing a line between MDM and any other functionality to include application management and delivery, security features like advanced threat management, and document protection.

Test Approach

For this review our goal was to focus on mobile management, which means testing across iOS, Android, and Windows Phone. To get a feel for different devices we used two phones and two tablets to evaluate the experience on different sized devices. Key pieces for testing come from this short list:

User and device self-registration,

Verify that policies, settings, updates can be pushed out,

Understand how the product deals with locating lost devices, and

How the product handles data security.

To test on different platforms, I used an LG G3 running Android 5.1.1. an iPad Air and first gen iPad mini plus a Lumia 640 running both Windows Phone 8.1. and the preview version of Windows 10 Mobile. Only a few of the products actually supported Windows 10, so I had to go back to the stock version of Windows Phone 8.1 using the Windows Software Recovery Tool. I also tested all device wipe actions on this phone as it was bought primarily for use as a test device and not my every day phone. Client software was removed and the device returned to its original state prior to testing a different product.

How to Buy

For this roundup, we focused on several key areas that can help with any evaluation. Enrollment can be a significant issue for a large number of devices. Any added capabilities to make that process easier goes a long way in judging a product as acceptable or not. That can spill over into the user enrollment experience as well. The products scored extra points by making users enter information either using a specific URL or a QR code.

At the administrator level it’s all about tracking down problems. Presenting a dashboard with easy access to key information and one that uses color to help quickly identify problem areas gets the highest marks. Another nice-to-have feature is the ability to customize the dashboard screen to present information of importance. The same goes for reporting when it comes to customization. Canned reports are all well and good, but everyone doesn’t necessarily want the exact same thing.

Ease of device control is another key feature, by that I mean being able to quickly find a device and then take some kind of action like lock the device or perform a secure wipe. If you get a phone call from an employee that just landed at a distant airport and they lost their mobile device, you want to be able to take action right away. Removing devices from MDM control shouldn’t be a big deal, especially when you allow employees to BYOD.

Data security is the final big item to evaluate, and this often is where the products take different approaches. Some vendors provide a secure file sharing and syncing capability while others go further to protect copy and paste of information from a corporate application such as email to a personal account. The same goes for moving data from a corporate location to a private storage service such as Dropbox .

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Top 10 Free Inventory Software for Windows #inventory #software #for #windows,inventory #management


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Top 10 Free Inventory Software for Windows

Are you looking for free inventory software for your business? You’ve come to the right place. This list contains the best free inventory software you can download from the Internet in late 2013.

Computerized World 2013

This year pushed technology and software evolution huge steps further on the rapidly growing Internet highway. There are not many businesses left today that do not depend on intelligent management software to run the business.

10. Emperium Retail POS

Emperium Retail POS is one of the best store solutions for small to big businesses. With this software, you can manage stock, clients, and sales all in one place. Its inventory database can be linked across different stores or offices. It also comes with a spending analysis feature.

This software comes with a free 30-day trial.

9. Skyware Inventory

Skyware Inventory is perfect for those who are new to using computers or free inventory software. It has a web-based interface that is very easy to use. Pop-up assistance is also available in every screen.

If you are interested in this software, visit their site. Their website has a really cool interactive display of the actual Skyware Inventory software. Just point and click, and you’ll see its different features in action.

This software is free for one user while a $10/month fee is required for multiple accounts.

8. Chronos eStock Card

Chronos is a free inventory software ideal for small businesses and warehouses. It is used for tracking your warehouse inventory, sales, and purchases. Its highlights include an easy-to-use interface, customizable screen, barcode tracking system, email alerts, and online support.

This freeware can feel slow at times especially when you move from screen to screen.

7. PartKeepr

Is your business all about electronic components? If it is, then PartKeepr is ideal for you. PartKeepr will help you manage and track your electronic parts and components. It is written in PHP 5.3 and JavaScript and makes use of MySQL database. It is very easy to install and use.

On the downside, this niche tool doesn t have a full CRM.

6. BS1 Enterprise Account

BS1 Enterprise Account is a free inventory software with a basic interface and online support. It covers inventory, purchase orders, and sales tracking.

Some advanced features require extra payments.

5. Openbravo

Openbravo offers an excellent free inventory system for small to medium businesses. It is one of the best open-source ERP tools in the market. This software gives you full control over your inventory and pricing. You also get a cloud-based solution for managing your users and data.

If you want to give Openbravo a try, they offer a free trial period for their full install. If you are on a budget, their Community Edition comes highly recommended.

4. POS Maid

POS Maid stands for Point of Sale. POS Maid lets you quickly set up inventory, store units by measurements, and export reports to Excel spreadsheets. This software also sends out an alert when your stocks are running low.

POS Maid is not ideal for big businesses. Also, to get customer support, you will need to pay extra fees.

3. ABC Inventory Software

ABC is one of the best free inventory software ideal for small and middle businesses. It boasts of numerous features. With ABC, you can easily manage sales quotes, inventory, orders, invoices, delivery, stockroom appointments, reports, and a whole lot more.

Because it has so many functions, you may find this a bit hard to install and use in the beginning.

2. vtiger

Here is another first-rate open source solution for you. Vtiger is primarily an excellent CRM software. However, it also boasts of a powerful inventory feature that can handle the complete sales cycle of your business. It includes inventory management features like pricing, sales quotes, purchase and sales orders, and invoices.

Because it is open source, you can tweak and customize codes anytime.

1. inFLOW

inFLOW is the best inventory software currently in the market. With this program, you can keep track of your customers, vendors, and inventory from different locations. inFlow will help you keep track of your entire inventory by individual parts, location, and category. It is easy to use and easily customizable. Users have rated inFlow support as excellent.

Do you see anything you like yet? There are some very compelling choices in this list. Try out one of these free inventory software and watch your business become more efficient and profitable!

There are many good software that are useful which are good as to save time and to work professionally. Check more of these software from Vagueware.com and help increase your business.


Give You A Break Bail Bond in Georgetown, TX 78626 #give #you


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Give You A Break Bail Bond

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over a year ago

My son who has never been in trouble in his 37 year life was thrown into jail after his wife (no ex-wife) lied and said he pushed her. I live out of state and had no clue what had happened except for a message left on my phone saying so-and-so is throwing me into jail, so you won’t reach me I was frantic. I had no one to call and It was Give you a Break Bail Bonds who called me the next day and let me speak with my son on a 3-way call to reassure me things would be ok and they were getting him out. I can never thank them enough for that call. They were there for my son when I couldn’t be and he had no clue how any of this worked. So, if you need a bail bon company then GIVE YOU A BREAK BAIL BOND is the help you need and they are just like the other reviews- THEY DO CARE. Thank you again from a concerned Mom.

over a year ago

I was a chronic trouble maker in the past and got a hold of Joe at GUAB. A couple of times I’ve had to use them and they are some of the nicest and most caring, professional people especially when it comes to their line of work. Joe was stern but flexible on accepting a partial payment and did not require a house or acres of land to put up as most of them do. I always throw business their way when I have the opportunity and if ever I need him again. I will be calling him. He genuinely cared about me getting out and keeping my job and getting back to my family. Which is VERY rare among bondsman.

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over a year ago

The Best! My 20 year old daughter slapped her boyfriend during an argument and went to jail for the first time in her life. She was terrified and I was terrified for her. She got a 1,000 dollar bond and would have had to sit in jail waiting for her court date if it had not been for the staff at Give U A Break. They immediately went and talked to her, to make sure she was okay and if she needed anything. They also reassured her that we were working on getting her out of there. I am so THANKFUL! My daughter is home safe! As long as she follows their guidelines (calling once per week ect.) she will be okay. Hopefully, I never need a bail bondsman again, but if I do, I am calling Give U A Break.


Hotel Balanced Scorecard and KPIs #hotel #balanced #scorecard, #balanced #score #card, #hotel


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BSC Toolkit for Hotel KPI

Welcome to BSC Toolkit for Hotel. On this web-site hotel professionals will find:

  • 18 ready-to-use Balanced Scorecards that help to measure and control the performance of hotel. These 18 scorecards includes in total 298 Key Performance Indicators, e.g. metrics that will help to measure hotel s performance!
  • Now includes live info-graphic for hotel with 16 more KPIs (license BSC Designer PRO is not included in Hotel KPI toolkit).
  • We also did a careful study of some of the world’s best hotel chains and guest services, we have listed 25 key improvements that can be implemented to enhance performance in a hotel. 36 page document delivered as Adobe PDF file;
  • Bonus inside: Guide for training KPI – 15 page e-book delivered as PDF file will explain how to plan and measure training performance of your hotel personnel.

BSC Toolkit for Hotel:

BSC Toolkit for Hotel

Do you run a business in the hotel industry? Would you like to monitor and improve your business’s performance with special metrics? If so, then you need to know about the BSC Toolkit for Hotels.

Any business can benefit from using a Balanced Scorecard with well-designed Key Performance Indicators (or, KPIs). But succeeding in the hotel industry calls for different indicators than most other industries.

For instance, a good hotelier might focus on guest satisfaction, staff efficiency, and quality leisure services, rather than supply chain management or contractor availability.

So, the BSC Toolkit for Hotels starts with 18 complete Balanced Scorecards. including 298 Key Performance Indicators all designed specifically to quantify the factors that matter most in hotel management.

The scorecards in the toolkit fall into four broad categories:

  • General Hotel Management, including your help desk, HR, and facilities departments.
  • Competitor Analysis, including benchmarking and market research.
  • Hotel Clients, including customer value perceptions, loyalty, and profitability.
  • Leisure Services, including tennis, skiing, golf, and swimming pools.

Each scorecard combines 12 to 16 KPIs to give you a clear, accurate picture of your hotel’s performance in one of these specific areas. Using these indicators, your CEO can define strategic goals for the whole company, and then delegate complete scorecards with appropriate KPIs to lower-level managers in each department. That means all of your business units will be able to work together to meet your goals, track your business performance, and help the company grow. These balanced scorecards can even show you where you may need to invest additional resources to keep your company’s progress on track.

More guides and recommendations

But that’s only the beginning. The BSC Toolkit for Hotels also includes twenty-five recommendations for improvements that are proven to add value for guests and increase productivity for hotels. Each recommendation includes an analysis of how and why this new feature will improve your productivity, and a step-by-step implementation strategy to help you put it into practice in your hotel.

For example, we’ll show you how to create loyalty programs, currency-exchange services, transportation services, and spa facilities, and how to use these features to grow your business.

As a free bonus, we’ll even include a copy of our ebook. Guide for Training KPI, which will help you to plan your Balanced Scorecard training program. We’ll help you show your staff how to record KPI data, and we’ll help you show your managers how to evaluate their scorecard results. We’ll even help you to prepare your managers to keep their business units focused and productive.

Hotel KPI Summary

With 18 Balanced Scorecards. 298 Key Performance Indicators. 25 recommendations. and a free ebook, the BSC Toolkit for Hotels includes everything you need to build an effective Balanced Scorecard, measure and improve your business performance, reach your business goals, and succeed in the hotel industry. The clear, realistic, easy-to-understand information included in this resource will ensure that your Balanced Scorecard implementation is a success.

Download the evaluation edition of the BSC Toolkit for Hotels today, absolutely free, at www.HotelKPIs.com .


2015 Honda Fit EX review notes, Autoweek, honda fit review.#Honda #fit


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2015 Honda Fit EX review notes

October 23, 2014

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ASSOCIATE EDITOR GRAHAM KOZAK: Hmm. I m torn. I look back at my notes for the CVT-equipped version of the 2015 Honda Fit EX and seemed to like it. It feels plenty big inside without growing all that much when compared to its predecessor. It s not bad to drive, and it doesn t cost an arm and a leg. But this six-speed Fit didn t quite live up to its potential as an affordable, practical, fun hatch.

The bundling of features is frustrating. Want a manual-equipped car with navigation? Can t let you do that, Dave, never mind that this car seems to have the same head unit as more luxe versions. That s not a Honda-only thing by any means, though, so I can t really hold it against the Fit.

Thing is, this car just isn t as taut as I was hoping it would be. From the sloppiness of the shifter to the soft clutch, I feel like this could be tighter, sportier.

Honda — you know the masses aren t exactly snapping up manual-equipped cars. Far from it. So cars with sticks appeal to a certain subset of the driving population — why not give em what they want, which is a more engaging all-around driving experience?

I m not asking for a Honda Fit Si (although maybe I am?); 130 hp is plenty. Still, I feel like the fun, cheap Mazda 2 wouldn t be such a bad vehicle to emulate when it comes to suspension and input feel.

Don t get me wrong: This stick-equipped version is more fun to drive than the competent CVT version, but I m not finding this to be much more compelling than a comparable Nissan Versa.

And that s really too bad, because right now, it s a good little car that could have been a great little car.

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The 2015 Honda Fit EX comes in at a base price of $18,225.

SENIOR ROAD TEST EDITOR NATALIE NEFF: I have to echo Graham s thoughts, but only to a point. He s right; this car certainly didn t live up to its potential as an affordable, practical, fun hatch. But I d argue it s every bit the affordable, practical hatch it set out to be. Manual tranny or not, I can t think that Honda had any intention for this Fit to be fun.

As enthusiasts, we have the tendency to project the notion of fun on anything with a stick, and certainly if that shift-it-yourselfer is a hatchback, all the more proof said car should be a funmobile. It s an inherent flaw in the way American enthusiasts interpret the automotive world. Where a European of modest means might look at a subcompact hatchback with a stick and see affordable transportation, we see hot hatch. The fact that this car is by no means fun is not a fault of the car but of our expectations.

There s just no evidence that fun was anywhere in the thinking when this car was penned, built or sold. Between its mediocre 130-hp four-banger, 37-mpg freeway rating, bare-bones technology features and power moonroof, this EX model really represented a midlevel package aimed at folks who don t care about things like hands-free connectivity but still desired a basic suite of comfort features in their ride.

I absolutely appreciate that the Fit still arguably boasts the most flexible interior in all of cardom. It s one of the most important features I look for in a vehicle, car or truck. I also tend to favor smaller over bigger, so a car with this footprint AND this level of utility is a major bonus in my book. But at the end of the day, I still want SOME fun in the equation, too.

Now, if Honda ever DID decide to build a Fit Si, count me in!

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Car Reviews

2015 Honda Fit drive review

What is it?The previous Honda Fit had been with us since the 2009 model year. Since then, Ford brought the Fiesta over from Europe (and subsequently refreshed it), Chevrolet launched its first real .

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The cloth seats in the 2015 Honda Fit EX are rather fitting for the price point.

EDITORIAL INTERN BRAD WILEY: For the love of all that is tactile and holy. As soon as my bottom touched the cloth seats in the 2015 Honda Fit EX, I took one glance at the center stack and cringed. My cumbersome mitts can never seem to adjust the volume. Erring on the side of caution and to my own dismay, I stuck to the wonderful wheel-mounted buttons. But has it really come down to this? Are we truly begrudging of the human connectivity in a vehicle that can classify as purely utilitarian? Yes. And I ll explain why. On those dreaded hour-long morning commutes, you re desperately searching for a tune to liven the blight that is detours and construction bliss. Something so simple, yet so pivotal, can truly draw out a reaction like giving up in disgust and listening to silence.

Now, I ve been somewhat of a reborn Honda fan. Seeing the strong longevity and hearty consumer following, it s hard to ignore what Honda is doing. But the Fit EX is far from my realm of DD s. Adding to Graham s point, the manual gearbox in the Fit seems rather wonky. The soft clutch is eerie — it almost feels like a failing hydraulic clutch unit with no real friction zone. And the whimsical shifter reminds me of the cable linked systems used in circa 2004 Chevrolet Cavaliers/Pontiac Sunfires. The gating is just sloppy. Yes, it is a manual, but not really a true driver s car. I d rather source a used Ford Fiesta.

Getting down to the nitty gritty, the 2015 Honda Fit EX really is a solid vehicle, and for under $20K, the market isn t really crawling with competitors.


Applying for multiple Amex cards within a short period? #credit #card #reviews,


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Applying for multiple Amex cards within a short period?

I’m a young small business owner (early 20s). I’ve been with American Express since 2008. I originally got added to my father’s amex account. He has a Costco Platinum card. A little over a year ago, I picked up the zync card on my own account.

Last year I spent

34k on my card and have had no late/missed payments and have a decent credit history. Since my history is young, I only have a 767 faco score. (I utilize credit secure through American Express.)

My gross income is

100k and I have about 25k of liquid assets (checking + retirement accounts)

I really want to get accepted for the Platinum card, as I’m going to be a frequent flyer and would appreciate the benefits of the card.

I called American Express to apply over the phone, but I was a bit weary of applying for the Platinum card because of my limited credit history.

I chose to apply for the Gold Premier rewards out of safety (foolish mistake). I managed to get my application approved and the card is being shipped out.

Would my circumstances yield a platinum card approval?

If I don’t activate the gold card, will I be able to apply for a platinum? Would American Express do a second hard credit pull with the second application?

Should I keep the Gold Card for 13 months and attempt an upgrade?

I do not mind the annual fee difference, as the marginal benefits outweigh the marginal costs.

Thanks for all your help.

You could always call them and ask. Since you are already a member, AmEx can pull credit reports on you all they want and it doesn’t count as a hard inquiry. Usually you have to have the Gold Card for awhile to establish a history with them. The worst they could do is say no, you have to wait. When you upgrade they apply what you have already paid in fees toward the new card.

American Express Platinum Personal, Member since 94
Chase United Explorer – Visa Signature
Chase Sapphire Preferred
American Express Business Simply Cash

American Express Costco Business, American Express Platinum Business
Bank of America 10k, Capital One Venture World MasterCard 7.5k, Fidelity Visa Signature 10k
Citibank ThankYou Premier World MasterCard – Card Member since 91. 25k
Discover 10k Member since 91. Wells Fargo Personal Business Visa Signature
USAA World MasterCard 12k, Chase Slate Exclusives Visa 5k

Lifelock member, USAA credit monitoring, Security Freezes E/E/TU, 800+

Should I keep the Gold Card for 13 months and attempt an upgrade?

I do not mind the annual fee difference, as the marginal benefits outweigh the marginal costs.

That sounds like a great idea I would say yes. you never know you might just end up liking the gold rewards better than the platinum.

I would if I were you.

I applied for 3 cards in two days and all was approved. I also already had a clear card totaling four applications in about six months.

This move is highly UN-RECOMMENDED. My application for platinum was for 50 000 Membership Rewards points for new Platinum card signup, transferred 50 k to Delta and I got 30% 15K Point certificate back that was credited back to my account. For 75000 Miles it was worth the hard pull but again I already have all the credit I need and don’t plan on applying for anything for at least two years.

My take is you stay gold, but you know what is best for you.

ooxs wrote: I applied for 3 cards in two days and all was approved. I also already had a clear card totaling four applications in about six months.

This move is highly UN-RECOMMENDED. My application for platinum was for 50 000 Membership Rewards points for new Platinum card signup, transferred 50 k to Delta and I got 30% 15K Point certificate back that was credited back to my account. For 75000 Miles it was worth the hard pull but again I already have all the credit I need and don’t plan on applying for anything for at least two years.

My take is you stay gold, but you know what is best for you.

I agree with ooxs, I would wait. I received 50,000 points when I signed up. Of course, they didn’t show up like they were supposed to, so I called. I was amazed at how much nicer they are when you call Platinum CS versus Gold. I forwarded the email and immediately I received an apology. 50k miles in rewards is a very nice incentive. When AE decides you fit the profile, your account will flag the marketing department to send you an invitation in the postal mail. At that point, if you wait until the next invitation, you are more likely to get bonus points for accepting it. My first invitation had no points attached to it.

American Express Platinum Personal, Member since 94
Chase United Explorer – Visa Signature
Chase Sapphire Preferred
American Express Business Simply Cash

American Express Costco Business, American Express Platinum Business
Bank of America 10k, Capital One Venture World MasterCard 7.5k, Fidelity Visa Signature 10k
Citibank ThankYou Premier World MasterCard – Card Member since 91. 25k
Discover 10k Member since 91. Wells Fargo Personal Business Visa Signature
USAA World MasterCard 12k, Chase Slate Exclusives Visa 5k

Lifelock member, USAA credit monitoring, Security Freezes E/E/TU, 800+


NPS Predicts Growth #net #promoter #score #harvard #business #review


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NPS Predicts Growth

Business Benefits of Improved Customer Experience

More than a decade after it transformed the business world, NPS® still stands alone as the only customer experience that predicts business growth. The economics of Net Promoter® spring from differences in the behavior of Promoters, Passives, and Detractors. Use your focus on raising your Net Promoter Score® to drive improved business performance in a number of ways.

Higher Margins and Spend

Promoters are usually less price-sensitive than other customers because they believe they’re getting good value overall from your company. The opposite is true for Detractors, who are more price-sensitive. At the same time, Promoters buy more, more often, than Detractors do. They tend to consolidate more category purchases with their favorite brands. Promoters’ interest in new product offerings and brand extensions also exceeds that of Detractors or Passives.

Higher Retention Rate

Detractors generally defect at higher rates than Promoters, which means that they have shorter and less profitable relationships with your company. Rescue those Detractors — turn them into Promoters — and experience higher margins.

Greater Word of Mouth

What proportion of new customers selected your firm because of reputation or referral? The lifetime value of those new customers, including any savings in sales or marketing expense, comes from Promoters, who account for most referrals. On the other hand, Detractors are responsible for of negative word of mouth, so you can attribute the cost of this drag on growth to them.

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The ROI from your work with Net Promoter Score, or NPS, flows from your focus on customer experience. NPS, the only proven leading indicator of business growth, helps you measure your progress along the way. Download our ebook to learn how.


Chevrolet Impala Reviews – Chevrolet Impala Price, Photos, and Specs – Car


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Chevrolet Impala

Chevrolet Impala

From the November 2013 Issue of Car and Driver

Psst! Hey, you. Over there in accounting. Yeah, you, in the short-sleeve shirt and tie. There’s a rumor that corporate is going to upgrade the company cars for all the junior execs. If it’s true, put me down for a 2014 Chevrolet Impala LT.

Wait! Before you laugh me out of your office, I mean cubicle, um, area, hear me out. The 2014 Impala is a far cry from that generic, fleet-filling lame duck from the 2013 model year. It’s new in almost every respect, including powertrain, sheetmetal, and interior appointments. Chevy has pinched and pulled the formerly androgynous exterior into a chiseled physique. Squint hard enough and you can make out a familial resemblance to the latest Camaro. Inside, the dash features an adventurous bi-level treatment accented with contrast stitching. A motorized eight-inch MyLink touch screen (standard on the LT and LTZ) rises from the center of the dash, revealing a storage cubby.

A bit porky at 3700 pounds, the LT ­carries its weight capably if not hurriedly with the standard 196-hp, naturally aspirated 2.5-liter inline-four. (You can step up to the 3.6-liter V-6 in 2LT trim.) Testing reveals a leisurely 8.7-second zero-to-60-mph time and a quarter-mile run in 16.8 seconds. You can do better for a getaway car, but the engine commits early and hangs on tenaciously until an upshift from the six-speed automatic arrives, either automatically or when prompted by a shifter button. The 2.5 is a hard-working four, but, thanks largely to a rubber-isolated front subframe, the coarser aspects of its personality stay out of the passenger compartment.


Planet Fitness Corporate Office – Last Updated June 15, 2017 – Fitness


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28 New Hartford Shopping Ctr
New Hartford. NY 13413
(315) 765-0343

The gym itself if really cool, but I m here rating an issue I had dealing with both the Fulton Street location in Brooklyn and the corporate office. I had been doubly charged for one full year, and this came to my attention in January. I went to the Fulton Street location, spoke to the manager with the initials LR, who told me she would take care of it. On January 25th I had confirmed my address with her so that the corporate office could send me a refund, in which the manager had told me to expect it in 7-10 business days. On February 21st, I emailed LR asking what the deal was with the refund since I had not received it. She had replied on February 27 telling me I am sorry for the delayed response. I have checked on the status of your refund. There was a slight delay due to our department not being able to view the original email that was sent out. I have sent them all of the proper information and confirmed that they have received it and you will be receiving your refund within the next week and a half. I apologize again for any inconvenience. Please feel free to conntact me with any questions or concerns via email or phone. On March 16th, I emailed LR once again with news that I had not received the refund. No reply. On March 26th, I emailed LR once again with news that I had not received the refund. No reply. On April 4th (two days ago) I called the Fulton Street location and spoke to LR. She told me that she had checked one week ago and was sure that they sent it out then. I asked if she could email me the contact information for the person she is corresponding with so I can contact them directly. She said yes. One second after I hung up the phone with her, I emailed her to remind her to send me the contact information. No reply. It s been three months since I was told I would get a refund.

Garbage scam fitness company. Try to cancel because you move, good luck. Do not sign up here you can never leave. I tried calling corporate office and the execs phone messages system was full. Run away fast that will help you burn calories

To Whom It May Concern: As Mahatma Gandhi once said, A customer is the most important visitor on our premises; he is not dependent on us. We are dependent on him. He is not an interruption in our work. He is the purpose of it. He is not an outsider in our business. He is part of it. We are not doing him a favor by serving him. He is doing us a favor by giving us an opportunity to do so. I wonder if the staff at Planet Fitness – Canarsie, Brooklyn would benefit from being made aware of this little quote. I have been a member at the Planet Fitness – Canarsie, Brooklyn location for over four years, and as a loyal member I would like to draw your attention to several negative features that have been constantly occurring in the gym over time. First, I have noticed the chronic unsanitary and unhygienic conditions that have been prevailing and persisting for almost a year. Whether it s during peak hours or not, the gym has become a dumping ground filled with filthy paper littered all around the floors; on the machines; and along the walls. Also, the floors are constantly plagued with empty water bottles and the like. Second, the bottles of cleaning solution are almost always empty and/or defective, proving them unable to use. After approaching the front desk to notify them on several occasions, once instance I was told that, my co-worker left to pick-up some food and I m the only one on duty. Even, I m the only one here right now and I m not allowed to leave my post. I find it unacceptable that sanitary inspectors fail to assess the cleanliness of the gym on a regular basis throughout the day, especially on the weekends. Finally, the machines are frequently in a state of disrepair and are inoperable more often than not. This degradation of service is unfortunate because I greatly enjoy exercising at Planet Fitness – Canarsie. I would like to hear from you about your plans for updating and maintaining the gym so that I can decide whether or not to renew my membership for another year. If I have not heard from you soon, I am afraid I will have to cancel my membership indefinitely. I eagerly await your attention to this matter. Respectfully, Ashaki J.

58.00 cancelation fee on top of an annual fee. It s 2016, enough with the scams. We re not stupid and we all know how easy computers have made enrollment. PS 5 years working in gyms myself.

Planet Fitness Corporate Office

The gym itself if really cool, but I m here rating an issue I had dealing with both the Fulton Street location in Brooklyn and the corporate office.

I had been doubly charged for one full year, and this came to my attention in January. I went to the Fulton Street location, spoke to the manager with the initials LR, who told me she would take care of it.

On January 25th I had confirmed my address with her so that the corporate office could send me a refund, in which the manager had told me to expect it in 7-10 business days.

On February 21st, I emailed LR asking what the deal was with the refund since I had not received it. She had replied on February 27 telling me I am sorry for the delayed response. I have checked on the status of your refund. There was a slight delay due to our department not being able to view the original email that was sent out. I have sent them all of the proper information and confirmed that they have received it and you will be receiving your refund within the next week and a half. I apologize again for any inconvenience. Please feel free to conntact me with any questions or concerns via email or phone.

On March 16th, I emailed LR once again with news that I had not received the refund. No reply.

On March 26th, I emailed LR once again with news that I had not received the refund. No reply.

On April 4th (two days ago) I called the Fulton Street location and spoke to LR. She told me that she had checked one week ago and was sure that they sent it out then. I asked if she could email me the contact information for the person she is corresponding with so I can contact them directly. She said yes. One second after I hung up the phone with her, I emailed her to remind her to send me the contact information. No reply.

It s been three months since I was told I would get a refund.

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To Whom It May Concern:

As Mahatma Gandhi once said, A customer is the most important visitor on our premises; he is not dependent on us. We are dependent on him. He is not an interruption in our work. He is the purpose of it. He is not an outsider in our business. He is part of it. We are not doing him a favor by serving him. He is doing us a favor by giving us an opportunity to do so. I wonder if the staff at Planet Fitness – Canarsie, Brooklyn would benefit from being made aware of this little quote.

I have been a member at the Planet Fitness – Canarsie, Brooklyn location for over four years, and as a loyal member I would like to draw your attention to several negative features that have been constantly occurring in the gym over time.

First, I have noticed the chronic unsanitary and unhygienic conditions that have been prevailing and persisting for almost a year. Whether it s during peak hours or not, the gym has become a dumping ground filled with filthy paper littered all around the floors; on the machines; and along the walls. Also, the floors are constantly plagued with empty water bottles and the like.

Second, the bottles of cleaning solution are almost always empty and/or defective, proving them unable to use. After approaching the front desk to notify them on several occasions, once instance I was told that, my co-worker left to pick-up some food and I m the only one on duty. Even, I m the only one here right now and I m not allowed to leave my post. I find it unacceptable that sanitary inspectors fail to assess the cleanliness of the gym on a regular basis throughout the day, especially on the weekends.

Finally, the machines are frequently in a state of disrepair and are inoperable more often than not.

This degradation of service is unfortunate because I greatly enjoy exercising at Planet Fitness – Canarsie. I would like to hear from you about your plans for updating and maintaining the gym so that I can decide whether or not to renew my membership for another year. If I have not heard from you soon, I am afraid I will have to cancel my membership indefinitely. I eagerly await your attention to this matter.

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Progressive Reviews #progressive #homeowners #insurance #review


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Progressive Reviews

Most Liked Positive Review

progressive is my pick

you never really know how good (or how bad) your insurance is until you need it. you know what they CLAIM to be, but not what they really are. i have been. Read complete review

you never really know how good (or how bad) your insurance is until you need it. you know what they CLAIM to be, but not what they really are. i have been a customer of progressive insurance for about four years and have not needed to file a claim. i was always pleased with them because they save me about three hundred dollars a year from my previous insurance company, but then came the true test of how good the company comes through when you need them. i was driving down the road and a deer jumped on top of my car. yes, that is what i said. it jumped ON TOP of my car. after calling progressive about my unusual claim, they brought a rental car to my house that same day. my car was totaled. what came next was what i expected to be a long drawn out process of collecting on my car. progressive called me on the third day after my wreck and told me they had a check for me for the total payment for my car. i was shocked and progressive has a lifelong customer.

Most Liked Negative Review

nasty rude personal.

i have never used this company for insurance but have had to deal with them over an accident caused by one of their clients.

a young man insured by progressive fell. Read complete review

i have never used this company for insurance but have had to deal with them over an accident caused by one of their clients.

a young man insured by progressive fell asleep at the wheel, ran off the road, hitting several things in our yard including our boat.

when we contacted progressive they sent out an appraiser 5 days later (he brought his wife and child with him as he was on his way to the lake and just stopped by to do a quick write up!!)

He gave an outrageously LOW appraisal for the repair of our boat hull and motor. insisting on us using used parts for the repair of the motor that he could get from a buddy of his

on our own we got 3 different appraisals and no one would repair the boat without sending it back to the factory to repair the hull (for liability reasons they said). progressive refused to approve this and offered $2500 for a settlement.

after we refused this it took several weeks to get the agent handling our claim back on the phone. she was extremely rude and informed us she would not sign off on our claim until after her vacation. (which ended up being 2 weeks)

it took 4 months and a letter from our lawyer to settle the claim

never will i use or recommend this company to anyone. not even my worst enemy.

Comments about Progressive :

i have been with progressive for 10 years.Full coverage, my son wrecked my jeep and it was totaled out. progressive offered me a payout that was not even close to market value.I cannot find a jeep across the united states that i can buy for the price they are offering, I can prove this to them. but they cannot prove the price they are giving me is market value. scam insurance company. do not go with them. 10 years i paid them clean record and they cannot replace my vehicle with fair market value. progressive sucks.

Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend

( 0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

Comments about Progressive :

Stay away from this company, they are not fair and do not have your best interest when you need them.

Our new car recently got rear-ended and is now totaled. Progressive is coming back with a value for our car that’s $3,000 below what Kelly Blue book recommend as the retail value of our car. They have their own system of calculating the value of the car. The way that they do this is by pulling 4 listed retail value of the car and then subtracted milage and a projected sold adjustment amount (haggle amount from negotiation to deduct, not sure how they come up with this value) from the listed retail value. The four car that they provided, one was high, one was middle, and two was way below value. When I try to call the dealerships to confirm these car, three out of the four were not in their inventory and if they were, they were sold long before our accident. I’m not sure how to handle this right now, we need a new car but I hate to give in and let them cheat us.

This has been a terrible experience. We expect to negotiate with the other driver insurance for a fair price on our car because he was at fault. I did not think I would have to deal with my own insurance company that’s supposed to have our best interest.

We are definitely never going to use progress again for our house or car. If anything should happen to our house, I have already got a taste of how they will treat us.

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from Santa Rosa, Ca

Comments about Progressive :

On my scooter on the way to my class I was struck by a speeding/going at a high speed driver while changing lanes to go around a bus who had been behind me in the original lane and who had been behind me not going when I had exited. She would later change her story when speaking to my agent after failing to get me to pay her outside of the insurance. There was a ‘witness’ on scene who would give a statement to my agent saying he did not see my get hit but he saw the woman who hit me get out of her car to yell at me while I was still pinned under my cycle, so I had to be at fault. On scene he convinced me to go to the hospital and that the police weren’t necessary, just take photos. Called my agent and he spoke to me as if I was guilty of something and I needed to confess, I told my story and would from then on send him photos that I took at the scene and photos of my injuries.
After a month of him never answering my calls or emails in a timely fashion or addressing any questions of mine like did he call the bus agency to get a copy of its camera footage that we were in the scope of, or could I be given an agent in my town, he left me a voicemail saying something to the point of ‘there has been a decision in your claim.’ This decision was that I was 100% at fault without consideration of any physical evidence but only on the testimony of those other two. To completely dismiss me he eventually said the choice line of: Think about this for second: if you had not been there would there have been an accident?
I had a panic attack, and a few days later I contacted him to appeal this, and he blocked completely because he had already made his decision.

Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend

( 3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)


Leak Masters – 12 Photos – Plumbing – 408 McGraw St, Queen


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408 McGraw St
Seattle. WA 98109
(206) 270-8000

Kevin was very professional and obviously very knowledgeable in .finding water leaks. He was easy to get a hold of and we were able to get an appointment quickly with him. He arrived on time and got straight to work finding our water leak which turned out to be a very quick process. He clearly knew Plumbing and gave lots of good recommendations to us which were helpful. I would say if you have a water leak and you re not sure where it s that don t call a plumber call Kevin he will find it for you and make sure you get the repairs you re supposed to get and not extra things done. We hired a plumber to find our leak and it cost us almost $1000 without any results before we called Leakmasters. Highly recommended!!

I contacted Kevin at Leak Masters after weeks of trying to determine why our community water association was experiencing significant water pressure loss. We suspected a large leak was the cause but had not been successful at locating it. After one household lost water I contacted Kevin and he came out on an emergency call. He looked over our well house and utilized a listening device on the pipes around the well house. He walked the water line with us and used his device at every location where we had exposed water lines. He checked the water pressure at every house. He identified one vacant home as a possible cause due to what he heard utilizing his device. He suggested we contact the owner to get into the home to check for leaks. He also pointed out that the drain field for that home was quite green and since the home had been vacant for some time and it had been a dry summer, this seemed unusual. When I finally located the property management company and was able to get into and under the house we found the leak immediately. It was very large and was bubbling like a fountain. Our community association members stepped up and we were able to cut and cap the water line. Once that was done the water pressure returned to normal. I m thankful that Kevin was able to help us pinpoint the cause of our problems. Tolt River Chalet Water Association

Kevin has worked for me several times on numerous water-related problems. He is incredibly knowledgeable and is willing to spend as much time as it takes to get the job done. I would recommend him to anyone for their leak problems and beyond.

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Kevin was very professional and obviously very knowledgeable in .finding water leaks. He was easy to get a hold of and we were able to get an appointment quickly with him. He arrived on time and got straight to work finding our water leak which turned out to be a very quick process. He clearly knew Plumbing and gave lots of good recommendations to us which were helpful. I would say if you have a water leak and you re not sure where it s that don t call a plumber call Kevin he will find it for you and make sure you get the repairs you re supposed to get and not extra things done. We hired a plumber to find our leak and it cost us almost $1000 without any results before we called Leakmasters. Highly recommended!!

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I contacted Kevin at Leak Masters after weeks of trying to determine why our community water association was experiencing significant water pressure loss. We suspected a large leak was the cause but had not been successful at locating it. After one household lost water I contacted Kevin and he came out on an emergency call. He looked over our well house and utilized a listening device on the pipes around the well house. He walked the water line with us and used his device at every location where we had exposed water lines. He checked the water pressure at every house. He identified one vacant home as a possible cause due to what he heard utilizing his device. He suggested we contact the owner to get into the home to check for leaks. He also pointed out that the drain field for that home was quite green and since the home had been vacant for some time and it had been a dry summer, this seemed unusual. When I finally located the property management company and was able to get into and under the house we found the leak immediately. It was very large and was bubbling like a fountain. Our community association members stepped up and we were able to cut and cap the water line. Once that was done the water pressure returned to normal. I m thankful that Kevin was able to help us pinpoint the cause of our problems.
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Nurse coder, American Association of Clinical Coders & Auditors Home #nurse #coder,


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The AACCA Board of Directors are forecasting having the new combined AACCA RN-Coder certification exam ready before the end of August 2017.

The AACCA members in the previous RN-Coder programs have until December. 31st, 2017 to complete their programs take their AACCA certification exams. After that date, the AACCA exams as RN-Coder Basic, RN-Coder ICD10

RN-Auditor (with ICD9) will not be available.

So the new Certified RN-Coder credential will test everyone over ICD10CM, ICD10PCS, CPT, and HCPCS. 300 questions in 4 sections, 75 multiple choice questions each. These are timed, 3 hours per section. There will no longer be a separate RN-Coder ICD10 certification exam or credential.

When you notify the RN-Coder website that you are ready for the AACCA RN-Coder exam (we check to be sure you’ve already taken the RN-Coder final exam within the online learning environment) — we send you the 4 links to the AACCA RN-Coder certification.

The $299 cost of the AACCA certification exam is included in your RN-Coder STAT program package. You DO have to join AACCA ($199 year) to take their exams. AND to maintain your AACCA credentials, you have to turn in 40 CE contact hours related to coding documentation compliance (not nursng) every 2 years (not per credential) and maintain your membership in good standing.

Most of our members use their RN-Coder/

RN-Auditor CE certificate of completion.

As for RN-Auditor — same thing with that AACCA exam — when the new program is ready, the certification will take about 2-3 months to update.

Same thing for RN-CDS. For this one Board of Directors have been vacillating between RN-Clinical Documentation Specialist or

RN-Coder Documentation Specialist . The program is finished — about 6 Certified RN-Coders with ICD10 certification and current CDI work experience helped Dr. Allison Mattila I work on it — just waiting for that new textbook updated with ICD10 from the AMA in September!

Hope that helps answer your questions about the AACCA credentialling process going forward this year.

— Joyce Thomas, MHA, CCC- Advanced

FoundingBoard of Directors

In 2003 a group of Masters-prepared Registered Nurses, a PhD RN from a state licensing board, a Nurse JD, 2 physicians (who received the first “Certified MD-Coder” credentials, and a Physicians Assistant decided to form a group which would provide valid testing of clinical personnel’s knowledge of correct coding, compliance in coding and documentation, and fraud and abuse issues. At the time the only group which would admit nurses for testing had announced it was “up for sale.”

Fearful of forfeiting their test fees, and what would “that” credential mean, the RNs decided they could launch their own group! After all, many had advanced degrees, most had been in management, and the Founding Board of Directors agreed to serve for the first 3 years, which became 5 years.

The American Association of Clinical Coders and Auditors was born, with a nurse attorney from Houston helped set up the organization’s legal status, and we set to work to develop our test bank of multiple-choice questions, determined what’s passing, and all took the tests several times for validity and Qa with the appropriate coding manual.

To date, AACCA has over 4000 members and has tested/credentialed 3682 members, 99%
Registered Nurses. Our goal for the next year is to double our membership and the number of credentialed RN-Coders and RN-Auditors.

One of the best innovations in coding testing: AACCA is still the only organization providing computer-based online testing and immediate test results.

In 2012, AACCA hit another milestone: It became the first organization offer RNs the ICD10 certification examination and credential: Certified RN-Coder 10.

We want to thank Hilary Falconer, Jennifer Woodruff, Gayla Crouch, Patricia Spurr, Sondra Strand, Linda Drummond for having the knowledge, strength — and guts to stand up and say, “I’m in!”

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. Margaret Mead

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Certified RN-Coders and Certified RN-Auditors.

AACCA provides resources and support to advance the practice of Registered Nurses, physicians and other clinical personnel performing coding of and review of medical documentation in a changing healthcare reporting and reimbursement system.


Loved the El Morro Masterpiece Motel – Review of Masterpiece Hotel, Morro

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We have stayed here a couple of years ago and liked it alot.
So, I booked a room for two days and we were not disappointed.
The room was clean and comfortable, the.

We have stayed here a couple of years ago and liked it alot.
So, I booked a room for two days and we were not disappointed.
The room was clean and comfortable, the wireless internet work great.
The breakfest is your basic stuff, rolls ect. The wine and cheese in the afternoon is a nice touch.
The hotel is not located near the water, but we didn’t care about that. You won’t get an ocean or Rock view from any room.
We will stay here again.
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What a lovely place to stay

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My husband and I decided to go to Morro Bay by ourselves a month in advance. We have three school aged children and we needed to get away. We searched this site and decided to book our stay at econo lodge so we did. Well the day after we booked the hotel we got a letter from El Morro Masterpiece motel with a fabulous deal so we cancelled with econo lodge and booked with El Morro Masterpiece.
I must say how glad we were that we did. The place was beautiful and clean and very welcoming. We have gone to Morro bay many many times and we were so very impressed with the care and quality they provide to the guests. We showed up early to check in and were surprised how it was not a problem at all. The first thing we did after we unpacked was go see the hot tub. It was so relaxing and soothing. We were also pleased to see they had a laundry room. We stayed in one of the deluxe King rooms and if you are a young couple and want a nice room I suggest going for the deluxe. We peeked in a few standard king rooms too. Very nice as well. The wine and cheese hour was more than an hour thank God lol and was a very nice ending to a long day of shopping. If you are tired of going to Morro bay and staying in a ho hum hotel ,This is the answer to your prayers. They provide snacks all day to their guests and a good variety continental breakfast every morning. We have decided that from now on we will stay at this place every time we come. P.S the bed was the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in.

Now for food we found a local secret shhh don’t tell. If you stay on main st. and go past the museum to the marina there is a wonderful restaurant called Bay side cafe omg it was so good and well priced try the nachos and the chicken Marsala. Now if you are on a budget but want amazing food and good atmosphere go to the Dockside two it is behind the Dockside restaurant. Seating is outside and pets are welcome. You have to try the BBQ oysters and fish tacos.

I was pleasantly surprised about this Hotel, I had been by it many times in my travels to the bay, and had always wanted to stay there. They had many good amenities as well as being very very accomadating to the customer.Even tho this is a older hotel it has been kept up very nicely, with a homey atmosphier,its very close to shops as well as the embarcadero in morro bay. How ever i did find one small draw back there is no elevators, so beware. its not for the wheel chair bound for up stairs, but is accomadating in the lower level, with easy access to the lobby as well as the rooms. Over all i had a very pleasant stay and would book this hotel again, AND the price wasnt bad either.

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Best Restaurant in Town – Review of Clare Valley Motel, Clare #what

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Best Restaurant in Town – Review of Clare Valley Motel

Best Restaurant in Town

Reviewed 3 February 2012

Being a local, we eat here 5 or 6 times a year. The new owners Lee and Jan have done a fantastic job in breathing life back into this establishment. Four of us ate there this evening, trying out the new menu. Definitely the best place to eat in Clare. Choices great, service great and brilliant chef. More locals and visitors should eat at this restaurant (Top of the Hill)

Room Tip: Just ask the helpful staff/owner

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends

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    Reviewed 10 January 2012

    We stayed here for two nights as part of a longer trip. I wanted to visit some Clare Valley wineries and this motel is in a very handy position just south of the town. We booked a Valley View King Spa room which was spacious, comfortable and clean.

    The motel is located well back from the road on a huge area of land and is well away from the traffic and quiet. There is a pool and BBQ area in front of the motel and guests were enjoying a meal or a swim there when we arrived. This gave the motel a good friendly atmosphere even before we checked in.

    We ate both breakfast and dinner at the restaurant and would recommend the food, service and selection of local wines.

    The owners are extremely friendly and helpful. We received a friendly welcome at checkin, and good travel advice when we departed.

    The only negative points were plumbing issues – we had a bit of trouble operating the spa. Also the bathroom water temperature seemed to vary a lot if other rooms were using hot water, making my morning shower a bit less than ideal. But these are very small issues as part of an overwhelmingly positive experience. I would certainly stay here again next time I visit the area.

    Room Tip: The Valley View King Spa rooms are great if you are prepared to pay a bit extra.

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    • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple

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      Price range (per night): $112 – $141

      Hotel Class: 3.5 star Clare Valley Motel 3.5*

      Number of rooms: 33

      Official Description (provided by the hotel): So much more than just a motel. King rooms with full size 2 person spa, Queen, Twin & Family rooms. Cosy restaurant with open log fire during winter. Breezes Poolside dining for those balmy summer evenings. Sparkling Saltwater Pool and Guest Barbecue. Private scenic walking trail, set on 27 peaceful acres. Guest Lounge and Guest Computer. Close to the Riesling Trail, 15 minutes from historic Mintaro & the fascinating Martindale Hall. Just a 1 ½ hour drive to Adelaide or the Flinders Ranges. more less Also Known As: Clare Valley Hotel Clare Clare Valley Motel South Australia

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Over priced – Review of Adelaide Airport Motel, Brooklyn Park, Australia #marymount

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Over priced – Adelaide Airport Motel

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GRE_Adelaide, Manager at Adelaide Airport Motel, responded to this review, 14 April 2016

Thank you for your feedback regarding this property. It is pleasing to hear that your experience in the restaurant was great and that the staff were friendly.
We have addressed the issue of the soap with our Housekeeping Department, to ensure that this oversight does not happen again. I apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused.
We are currently in the process of renovating the rooms that you stayed in and the TV and Air-conditioner are items that are being replaced.
We hope that we are able to welcome you back on another occasion, so that you may experience a renovated and refurbished room.

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Reviewed 29 March 2016

We stopped briefly in Adelaide before flying out the next day and didn’t want to stay in the City. This hotel was ideal as near the airport and provides a shuttle to and from the terminal for a nominal fee. It’s not too far to walk without luggage, but the shuttle is a better option if you have bags. There is a restaurant that is open for dinner and they provide a breakfast pack for the morning if you want one. There is no minibar, but you can buy drinks from reception and take to your room. Free wi-fi is available also. There is a good-sized carpark at the rear for those who need to park a car. Although the building is a bit dated, our room was clean and perfectly adequate for a one-night stay, and staff were friendly and efficient. They do not pretend to be 4 star and price is reasonable. This is obviously not a quiet location as on a main road, and yes air-conditioner is older and a bit noisy, but at least they had one and we slept quite well.

Room Tip: Rooms facing rear carpark would be quieter than those on the street.

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      GRE_Adelaide, Manager at Adelaide Airport Motel, responded to this review, 4 April 2016

      Dear Guest,
      Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback. It is pleasing to hear that your stay was comfortable and that the Reception Team were friendly and efficient.
      We are currently in the process of refurbishment and renovation, and hopefully we may be able to welcome you again and that you experience our upgraded room.
      Kind regards

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Center Drug Co – Geneva AL near 702 W Maple Ave, 702


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Center Drug Co

Overview

Center Drug Co is a local retailer of Wiregrass Drugs, Inc, its parent company, in Geneva, Alabama. Center Drug Co sells a total of 22 Medicare chargeable items at 702 W Maple Ave, Geneva, AL 36340. However Center Drug Co do not accept Medicare as payment You should contact Center Drug Co by phone: (334) 684-0453 for more detail about medical equipment, supplies and Medicare payment they offered.

Address: 702 W Maple Ave
Geneva, Alabama 36340

Map and Directions

Customer Support Phone

  • Accept Medicare Assignment: The supplier always accepts assignment for the category, which means they accept the Medicare-approved amount as payment in full for all claims for the category. You may pay more for equipment and supplies from suppliers that don’t accept Medicare’s approved payment amount as payment in full. You should ask the supplier if it will accept the Medicare-approved amount as payment in full for your item.
  • Competitive Bid Service Area: The intent of the Competitive Bidding Program is to ensure beneficiary access to quality items and services while reducing out-of-pocket expenses by awarding Medicare contracts only to local suppliers with the most competitive bid prices. Generally, if you want Medicare to help pay for Competitive Bidding Program equipment or supplies, you’ll need to get the equipment or supplies from a supplier which participating the Competitive Bidding Program.

Contact Information

  • Address: 702 W Maple Ave, Geneva, Alabama 36340
  • Phone: (334) 684-0453
  • Office Hours:
    • Monday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    • Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    • Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    • Thursday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    • Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    • Saturday: Closed
    • Sunday: Closed

Medicare Supplies

Disclaimer. HealthCare6.com doesn’t endorse any products. The information in this directory comes directly from Medicare database. HealthCare6.com doesn’t edit this information and hasn’t checked the products to verify if they meet Medicare’s rules. You must meet all coverage rules for Medicare to help pay for any item.

Center Drug Co carries the following product category(s) near 36340

Blood Glucose Monitors & Supplies: Non-Mail Order

Breast Prostheses & Accessories

Commodes, Urinals, & Bedpans

CPAP, RADs, & Related Supplies & Accessories

Diabetic Shoes & Inserts: Prefabricated

Hospital Beds: Electric

Hospital Beds: Manual

Nebulizer Equipment & Supplies

Oxygen Equipment & Supplies

Power Operated Vehicles (Scooters)

Seat Lift Mechanisms

Support Surfaces: Pressure Reducing Beds, Mattresses, Overlays, & Pads

Wheelchairs & Accessories: Standard Manual

Wheelchairs & Accessories: Standard Power

This supplier information was updated by using data source from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) which is publicized on Friday, July 24, 2015. If you found out that something incorrect and want to change it, please follow this Update Data guide.

Call Center Drug Co by phone: (334) 684-0453 for more detailed description about medical equipment, drugs, supplies they offered and also discuss with them about insurance, Medicare questions and medical supply needs before going to them.

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Nissan Altima Reviews – Nissan Altima Price, Photos, and Specs – Car


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Nissan Altima

Nissan Altima

Swimming against the crossover tide.

2017 Nissan Altima Nissan Altima 2017 3.0 1.0 5.0

No doubt about it—if you think the roads and parking lots are filling up with tall, view-blocking crossovers and SUVs, your eyes aren’t deceiving you. The four-door mid-size sedan, once the dominant form of family transport, has lost favor. Call it a sedan recession.

Nissan wants no part of that for its fifth-generation Altima —even if the sales surge of its own Murano. Pathfinder. and Rogue crossover SUVs is contributing to the sedan slide. The Altima is still the bestselling product in Nissan’s lineup, and so far this year, it’s just ahead of the Honda Accord for second-place sales honors in that segment (the Toyota Camry remains number one).

Energetic Flow

The fifth-gen Altima was all-new in 2013. so this update leaves the sedan’s bones largely untouched. The big change is the move to “Energetic Flow” styling, which consists of a more muscular front fascia, Nissan’s “V-motion” grille (which looks like a grille overhanging another grille), and boomerang-shaped headlights and taillights.

The likely theory being that if crossovers are selling like hotcakes, then adding some Murano visuals to the Altima should spur sales of the sedan. It doesn’t stop there: Energetic Flow design is now found on the newly excited surfaces of the smaller and soberer Sentra and on the more expressive and expansive Maxima.

In the cabin, the 2016 Altima’s refresh centers on expanding available technology, as well as hushing unwanted noise with added sound insulation and an acoustic laminated windshield. The Altima’s already pleasing interior gets a Murano-inspired center stack and console, but otherwise the materials, textures, and colors from the previous model continue. Particularly welcome are the Altima’s well-padded door armrests and form-fitting “zero gravity” front buckets—cloth-covered in our SV test car—that seem to comfortably accommodate a wide spectrum of posteriors.

Rear passengers don’t get the form fitting “Zero Gravity” seats, but ingress and egress into the Altima’s aft quarters is easy at least. Rear-seat headroom and legroom, while not as generous as that in the Volkswagen Passat. are mid-size-sedan appropriate. Six-footers can ride in back without asking the front-seat occupants to scoot their chairs forward. Fold-down rear seatbacks add cargo space for long items, expanding the 15-cubic-foot trunk, which otherwise is average for the segment.

All but the base Altima come with a 5.0-inch touchscreen for infotainment. The system has handy knobs for volume and tuning flanking the screen, plus a few virtual buttons on the display and hard buttons alongside. Even better is the 7.0-inch unit that was in our test car—it comes with the navigation package, which is a $580 option on the mid-level SV and range-topping SL. The larger screen gives easier access to all of the mobile apps available in the NissanConnect system. For those buyers who want the latest in connected tech, the lack of Android Auto and Apple CarPlay is a glaring omission, although Apple users can access their phone’s voice recognition through the vehicle, a function called Siri Eyes Free. Still, with a market bursting with 8.0-, 9.0-, and even 12.0-inch screens, the Altima’s seem small.

Last year’s port-injected, 2.5-liter four-cylinder returns with only minor changes, none affecting its performance. New engine mounts and a larger muffler help minimize engine drone, yet despite great-looking standard dual exhausts on all models, there’s no music coming out of them to quicken the pulse. In our testing, the 182-hp 2.5-liter’s 8.2-second zero-to-60-mph dash came up a bit short compared with the Chevrolet Malibu 1.5 LT (8.0), the Honda Accord Sport (7.6), the Mazda 6 i Touring (7.3), and the Toyota Camry SE (8.0). The 2.5’s mission is fuel economy, which improved to an EPA-estimated 27 mpg city and 39 mpg highway for 2016 thanks in part to aerodynamic tweaks and standard grille shutters. For more performance, Nissan still offers the 270-hp 3.5-liter V-6. Over two weeks of being subjected to our admittedly lead-footed editorial-staff evaluation, we averaged 26 mpg.

Xtronically Yours

The Altima’s continuously variable automatic transmission, a key component to the car’s fuel-economy strategy, isn’t the complete downer these slushboxes once were. Nissan got into the CVT game early, and the Altima’s Xtronic CVT employs the third generation of its D-step Shift Logic, which under most circumstances simulates the gearchanges that happen in a traditional automatic transmission (up to seven “ratios”). There are brief moments when there seems to be little correlation between engine speed and throttle position, but much less droning is experienced than with CVTs of yore. Mostly, engine revs are exactly where they need to be to develop the power for any given road load and/or driving situation, with little or no delay. Drop the hammer from rest at a stoplight and the engine builds revs fairly naturally—it doesn’t just go roaring to redline and stay there until you lift. You’ll have to opt for the sportier Altima SR if you want shift paddles to manually row through the simulated gears.

Overall, the Altima is quiet with little or no mechanical sounds or road or wind noise disturbing the peace. Its 36 decibels at idle is especially quiet for the class. But things get a tad grainy when cruising with light throttle around 50 mph as the engine drops to 1200 rpm under light load.

Inside Track

The 2016 refresh also includes new dampers and rear springs, which provide a pleasing-enough ride quality. Body motions are reasonably well controlled, and the Altima’s electrically assisted power steering is nicely weighted. Nissan has retuned the steering this year for quicker response. Despite relatively smallish 215/55R-17 tires on our SV test car, turn-in was crisp, aided in part by the standard pseudo torque-vectoring system that pulses the brake on the inside front wheel in corners to improve steering response. The Altima tracks true on-center with little need for constant corrections, although there could be a better sense of the steering weighting up in corners.

Skidpad grip with the SV’s fuel-economy-optimized tires was a middling 0.81 g—down from the last Altima 2.5 we tested in 2013. The brakes inspired confidence with crisp top-of-the-pedal response, although the 192-foot stopping distance we measured from 70 mph (with some fade) is worse than the performance of its rivals.

Safe Bet

Within the Altima lineup, think of the SV we tested as the sensible-shoes choice. It comes standard with most of the equipment buyers seem to want, such as aluminum wheels, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a power driver’s seat with power lumbar adjustment, a touchscreen audio system with SiriusXM satellite radio, a backup camera, dual-zone automatic climate control, and remote engine start. It also includes rear cross-traffic alert and blind-spot monitoring, advanced safety features that cost extra or are not even available in some competing mid-size sedans. All the better to spot those increasing numbers of crossovers and SUVs, closing in fast.

Highs and Lows

Highs:

Quiet, upscale-looking interior; better-than-average fuel economy; new safety tech; decent value; it s not a crossover.

Lows:

Mid-pack performance, handling, and roominess; no Android Auto or Apple CarPlay; small touchscreen.

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Specifications

VEHICLE TYPE: front-engine, front-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door sedan

PRICE AS TESTED: $28,395 (base price: $26,295)

ENGINE TYPE: DOHC 16-valve inline-4, aluminum block and head, port fuel injection

TRANSMISSION: continuously variable automatic

DIMENSIONS:
Wheelbase: 109.3 in
Length: 191.9 in
Width: 72.0 in Height: 57.8 in
Passenger volume: 101 cu ft
Cargo volume: 15 cu ft
Curb weight: 3272 lb

FUEL ECONOMY (C/D EST):
EPA city/highway driving: 27/39 mpg
C/D observed: 26 mpg
*Stability-control-inhibited

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Awesome customer Service! Review of Glenelg Motel, Glenelg, Australia #w #hotel #south

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We spent three days here, started by welcoming service from the front staff and share the local information at the surrounding area, good. The room was spacious, clean bathroom, free wifi, flat TV, comfy beds, quiet and decent sleeps, at affordable room rate. A bit too far but still OK at a walking distance to Glenelg Jetty and Adelaide Tram Service. Not too far from airport, taxi less than $20 to/from airport. Happy stay.

Although the Glenelg Motel is on a very busy road, the design of the property means that the rooms are very quiet. The rooms are big, clean and well maintained. The generous block of land means that the forecourt is also big, allowing plenty of space for manouvring the car. It is close to the airport, which is why I chose it – but, if the noise of planes taking off late into the night and early morning bothers you, take my advice and stay somewhere else. Personally, I love the sound of planes, so it didn’t bother me.

My main criticism is the bed, which was not the most comfortable I’ve slept in, and I did wonder if it was past it’s use-by date. The pillows DEFINITELY need replacing – hard as a plank, and very thin. I’m still getting over the neck problems caused by the lack of support from the pillow.

There are tea and coffee making facilities in each room.

The noise insulation between bathrooms is non-existent, so I lay in bed in the morning listening to the occupant of the room next door showering – and actually had to open my eyes and check that they weren’t in my own bathroom!

Breakfast was served in a dining room overlooking the property entrance and while not flash, was quite adequate – cereals, cups of fruit, three or four different types of bread to self-toast. I could’ve had a cooked breakfast, but on this occasion I didn’t have the time. The staff in the breakfast room were friendly and helpful.

A bit nippy for me to try the swimming pool.

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Manly Paradise Beachfront Motel – Review of Manly Paradise Motel – Apartments,

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Manly Paradise Beachfront Motel – Manly Paradise Motel Apartments

Manly Paradise Beachfront Motel

Reviewed February 13, 2012

Having stayed at the Manly Paradise Beachfront Apartments before and enjoying it tremendously, we decided to book a room in the Motel this time because it was a shorter stay. I cannot understand the reviews on here written below complaining that the Reception staff were unhelpful. We found every member of staff we dealt with to be extremely friendly, courteous and helpful. We witnessed this on check in when a young man who had just arrived from America had mixed up his booking and with no place to stay that night, the Reception staff rang around and found him another room and then personally escorted him to where he was able to stay that night. We also overheard the receptionists googling daytrips for visitors, booking shuttles and ferry timetables and making restaurant suggestions and reservations for guests.

The motel rooms have a beach view, and are located on the side of the building, facing diagonally north up the beach towards Queenscliff whereas the apartments face directly onto the ocean front with a balcony. The motel rooms have a window, no balcony. I would say the beachview is partial, rather than direct but the main drawcard here is the location. Who wants to spend too much time in their motel room when the beach is right across the road and all the fab things Manly has to offer are calling. We spent heaps of time sunning ourselves around the rooftop pool while enjoying the stunning beach view. The motel room was equipped with everything we needed and is ideally situated right across the road from the beach at North Steyne, one block from the Corso with a myriad of dining options and a 5 minute walk to Manly Wharf where you can jump on a ferry and be in the city within 40 minutes. Our room was serviced daily and we found it extremely clean and comfortable. The bathrooms are quite small, no bath but perfectly adequate. I think that after reading some of the negative reviews on this establishment, perhaps the people writing them have unrealistic expectations. This is a 3.5 star motel, not a 5 star resort. The location, however, and the service and staff are 5 star and Manly is a great destination.

Room Tip: 318 is better than the others as it has 2 windows rather than one.

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple

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    This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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    Reviewed June 23, 2011

    manly54, General Manager at Manly Paradise Motel Apartments, responded to this review, March 12, 2012

    Missfussypants2, Thankyou for taking the time to write your review. I am delighted you decided to return to beautiful Manly and stay with us. Hopefully you can make it back to us soon.
    We pride ourselves on taking the time to assist our guests in any way we can, so we are glad this has gone unnoticed. I will pass this review on to the staff.
    Kind Regards
    Robyn Parkinson
    General Manager

    Report response as inappropriate Thank you. We appreciate your input.

    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.





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Texting While Driving: How Dangerous is it?

Texting While Driving: How Dangerous is it?

If you use a cell phone, chances are you’re aware of “text messaging”—brief messages limited to 160 characters that can be sent or received on all modern mobile phones. Texting, also known as SMS (for short message service), is on the rise, up from 9.8 billion messages a month in December ’05 to 110.4 billion in December ’08. Undoubtedly, more than a few of those messages are being sent by people driving cars. Is texting while driving a dangerous idea? We decided to conduct a test.

Previous academic studies—much more scientific than ours—conducted in vehicle simulators have shown that texting while driving impairs the driver’s abilities. But as far as we know, no study has been conducted in a real vehicle that is being driven. Also, we decided to compare the results of texting to the effects of drunk driving, on the same day and under the exact same conditions. Not surprisingly, Car and Driver doesn’t receive a lot of research grants.

To keep things simple, we would focus solely on the driver’s reaction times to a light mounted on the windshield at eye level, meant to simulate a lead car’s brake lights. Wary of the potential damage to man and machine, all of the driving would be done in a straight line. We rented the taxiway of the Oscoda-Wurtsmith Airport in Oscoda, Michigan, adjacent to an 11,800-foot runway that used to be home to a squadron of B-52 bombers. Given the prevalence of the BlackBerry, the iPhone, and other text-friendly mobile phones, the test subjects would have devices with full “qwerty” keypads and would be using text-messaging phones familiar to them. Web intern Jordan Brown, 22, armed with an iPhone, would represent the younger crowd. The older demographic would be covered by head honcho Eddie Alterman, 37 (or 259 in dog years), using a Samsung Alias. (Alterman also uses a BlackBerry for e-mail. We didn’t use it in the test.)

Our long-term Honda Pilot served as the test vehicle. When the red light on the windshield lit up, the driver was to hit the brakes. The author, riding shotgun, would use a hand-held switch to trigger the red light and monitor the driver’s results. A Racelogic VBOX III data logger combined and recorded the test data from three areas: vehicle speed via the VBOX’s GPS antenna; brake-pedal position and steering angle via the Pilot’s OBD II port; and the red light’s on/off status through an analog input. Each trial would have the driver respond five times to the light, and the slowest reaction time (the amount of time between the activation of the light and the driver hitting the brakes) was dropped.

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First, we tested both drivers’ reaction times at 35 mph and 70 mph to get baseline readings. Then we repeated the driving procedure while they read a text message aloud (a series of Caddyshack quotes). This was followed by a trial with the drivers typing the same message they had just received. Both of our lab rats were instructed to use their phones exactly as they would on a public road, which, if Jordan’s mom or Eddie’s wife are reading this, they never do.

Our test subjects then got out of the vehicle and concentrated on getting slightly intoxicated. They wanted something that would work quickly: screwdrivers (vodka and orange juice). Between the two of them, they knocked back all but three ounces of a fifth of Smirnoff. Soon they were laughing at all our jokes, asking for cigarettes, and telling us about some previous time they got drunk that was totally awesome. We had them blow into a Lifeloc FC10 breath-alcohol analyzer until they reached the legal driving limit of 0.08 percent blood-alcohol content. We then put them behind the wheel and ran the light-and-brake test without any texting distraction.


Wedding – stay in knightsbrook hotel – Review of Knightsbrook Hotel –

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I was bridesmaid at my cousins wedding in March. The hotel staff were amazing. We had bar food the evening before the wedding and the service was top class. The manager of the wedding reception and the food was excellent. The swimming pool was very good too. On the downside, food and accommodation was expensive. We could hear noise from the corridor and there was a lot of doors banging. All staff were friendly apartment from receptionists

Patrick C, General Manager at Knightsbrook Hotel Golf Resort, responded to this review

Many thanks for posting your review at Knightsbrook Hotel – I am delighted you enjoyed your stay for the Wedding and hope you will return to stay again in the future.

Kind Regards, Patrick Curran, General Manager

What can i say about the knightsbrook! Im in love, we had looked up wedding venues online and i just couldnt find any better then the knightsbrook. We went for a nosey and a spot of dinner in the bar (which did great food) and to my luck there was a wedding on upon seen everything set up i knew it was for me so booked an appointment with sinead and what can i say shes fantastic told us everything we needed to know and showed us around! Suprise suprise we booked our wedding in the knightsbrook. Cant wait to be back in this amazing hotel.

Patrick C, General Manager at Knightsbrook Hotel Golf Resort, responded to this review

Dear Danielle M

It was a pleasure to read your review of your recent visit to Knightsbrook Hotel and I am delighted that we were chosen to host your Wedding Day with the team here at Knightsbrook. Please feel free to contact us if we can help you with any aspect of the planning for your Day.

The team and I look forward to working with you and seeing you soon at Knightsbrook

Kind Regards, Patrick Curran, General Manager

Why o why o why do you not have bathroom facilities in your function room. attended a wedding here recently and found this strange, you will need to know 5 minutes in advance that you need the bathroom as you have to leave the room and go way down a hall to go to use the facilities. Plus you are in trim not temple bar,why do you charge so much for your alcohol.

Patrick C, General Manager at Knightsbrook Hotel Golf Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your comments on the location of the toilet facilities of Knightsbrook Hotel. I have just measured that it is 15 yards to the toilets from our main function room. I believe that most recently built establishments would have their toilets located out of the function room nowadays for privacy.

Kind Regards, Patrick Curran, General Manager

Disappointing customer service at Knigtsbrook Hotel

Bernie M (5 reviews)

Our family arrived at the Knightsbrook Hotel on Wed. 29th Oct. for a one-night, eagerly awaited stay. The children were especially looking forward to spending the afternoon in the swimming pool. On arrival, we were informed that the swimming pool was closed for the day, due to a health and safety incident. We were offered the use of a local swimming pool from 6pm-8pm and the use of the sauna/steam room on site. That was of no benefit to our children for the afternoon. As the package we had booked was not now available (no swimming pool for the afternoon), we asked for a discount. We were refused, citing that we were already on a ‘special’ rate. We had been quoted €275 B B for three adults and three children for one night, however the point was that what we had signed up to was not available and that we should not have had to suffer from the lack of facilities. We enquired why we were not phoned before we left home, as we could have made other arrangements, but did not receive a satisfactory answer. We asked to escalate our request for a discount, but the hotel manager was off site and there was nobody to speak to beyond the reception manager. To add insult to injury, when we called to the local leisure centre later in the day, we found this would not have been available to us at 6pm. There were lessons taking place and the children would not have been able to enter the pool until 6.30pm. We left the Knightsbrook disappointed and humiliated. Would not recommend this hotel.

Patrick C, General Manager at Knightsbrook Hotel Golf Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your comments following your brief visit to Knightsbrook Hotel. I understand that as with the majority of guests staying with us over the mid term, the swimming pool would have played a large part in the activities of most at Knightsbrook Hotel. Unfortunately shortly before you arrived to check in with us, an incident occurred in the pool which meant we had to take health and safety measures for other guests. We did our very best to try to have the pool re-opened but unfortunately the procedures did not permit this for 24 hours

As you were advised we did offer an alternative by providing access to the local pool in the town, however times were restricted here as they close the pool to the public during lessons. While I agree that this was not as convenient as having use of the pool facilities on site – we did our very best by offering this at a cost to ourselves.

You had three rooms booked at a cost of €273 which included breakfast and accommodation for 3 adults and 3 children – this was a Special Offer which was available last week and therefore there was no reduction on this rate as a result of the pool not being available.
I was not on duty on the day you visited the hotel, however I did speak with our Front Office Manager at the time – who is more than capable, as were other Heads of Department with dealing with matters that arise in my absence. It is a shame that you chose not to stay with us at Knightsbrook Hotel and therefore had a disappointing day. This is the first time in the 8 years we have been open at Knightsbrook that the pool has closed beyond our control– indeed the timing was less than perfect for us a team and I appreciate all the efforts they took in my absence to deal with the situation.

I believe we offered a suitable alternative to all of our guests.

Kind Regards, Patrick Curran, General Manager

Stayed at lodge house for a wedding in the hotel





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Discover Student Credit Card Review 2016

by CreditCardForum Staff

Getting your first credit card as a college student may not be easy. In fact, because students often have a limited credit history, the cards aimed at them aren t usually the best when it comes to rewards. However the Discover student cards are different. Here are three reasons why

Reason #1: Way better rewards

There are two Discover cards designed for students: Discover it for Students and Discover it chrome for students. Here s what the Discover it® for Students is giving for rewards

  • 5 percent cash back in categories. You get new categories every quarter that you can sign up for.
  • 1 percent on everything else. You will always get at least 1 percent on everything else you buy.

As for the Discover it® chrome for Students, it s offering:

  • A permanent 2 percent cash back on up to $1,000 in spending each quarter on combined gas station and restaurant purchases
  • 1 percent cash back on all other purchases

Reason #2: More benefits than most student cards

Both Discover student cards offer the following

  • Purchase Protection. In my opinion this is one of the most useful credit card benefits. With it, the eligible purchases made with your Discover card are protected for the first 90 days against theft or accidental damage, up to $500 in coverage per purchase.
  • Extended Product Warranty. On eligible purchases, Discover gives you an additional year of coverage on your existing warranty of 36 months or less. So let s say you buy something, like a brand new iPad from the Apple store, that comes only with a one-year manufacturer s warranty. In addition to that, you will have one year extra through Discover for no additional cost.
  • Return Protection. Ever try to return something but the store won t take it back because more than 30 days have gone by since the purchase? The nice thing about this benefit is that you can return any qualifying purchase to Discover within 90 days for up to a $500 refund, even if the store won t take it back. Keep in mind though that just like any return, you have to give back the item in like-new condition.
  • $0 Fraud Liability Guarantee. Don t worry about getting scammed, because if your card or account number is ever used fraudulently, you won t be responsible for those charges.

Reason #3: The fees are fair

  • No annual fee. Yep that s right, you get all the above benefits for no additional cost.
  • No over-limit fee. You won t get charged a fee if you go over your credit limit.
  • No foreign transaction fees. Many credit cards will charge you up to 3 percent extra when making purchases outside the U.S. That goes for purchases made when you are physically outside the U.S. but sometimes also for purchases you make online from overseas merchants. With Discover, however, you can use your card anywhere in the world without paying those fees (assuming the merchant accepts Discover).
  • No pay-by-phone fee. Need to make a payment by phone using your checking account? Some cards will charge you $5 or $10 bucks to do this, but not Discover.
  • Free FICO score on your monthly statement. This card gives you your real FICO score from TransUnion on your monthly statements. Considering the fact that you probably got a credit card to build your credit, being able to monitor your progress for free is a huge perk. That score would otherwise cost you $20 every time you check it.
  • No late fee on your first late payment. Normally, late payments can cost you up to $35 a pop. But with this card, at least you get one freebie. That s definitely helpful during college finals when you may forget.
  • No interest rate increases for paying late. A lot of cards will jack up your APR if you ever pay late. This one won t do that.

Compare the student credit cards for yourself

Worried about your card not being accepted? Discover is accepted at more than 94 percent of the top 2,000 internet retailers and more than 8 million businesses. You can use them almost everywhere that takes Visa and MasterCard.

Best Sign-up Offers (updated January 2016)

You won t find these promotions everywhere, but I m listing both here so you can choose the one that s best for your needs.

Discover it® for Students:
Offer #1: Get a 0 percent intro APR for 6 months on purchases. After that, it s a standard variable purchase APR of 13.24 percent to 22.24 percent.

Discover it® chrome for Students:

Oh yeah, and here s some important advice you not know about credit cards. In fact, a lot of old people don’t even know these things:

#1 – Build credit even without a balance
One of the reasons people start getting into debt is because they think it’s actually good for their credit score to have a balance. But this is completely wrong and doing so can actually harm your credit!

There is a huge difference between carrying a balance (allowing a balance to carry on past the due date and paying interest) and reporting a balance (having a balance when your billing cycle closes). When your billing cycle closes each month, the amount due is what’s reported to the credit bureaus. If you then pay that reported balance in full, you won t have to pay interest, and you ll get all the credit-building benefits.

So if you are regularly using your Discover card, you have the ability to build your credit… carrying a balance into the next billing cycle (and paying interest on it) offers absolutely no benefit to your credit score.

#2 – Carrying a large balance may hurt your credit
Even though you should let a balance report each month, keep it small.

The percentage of your credit limit you use – known as credit utilization – is factored into your FICO credit score. Having high utilization is actually bad. Banks like people that have a lot of credit but don’t use it! With the FICO formula, using above 30 percent of your credit limit may negatively affect your credit core.

The simple solution? Once you get your student credit card, always stay below 30 percent of your credit limit. Make multiple payments each month to keep it below that mark.

#3 – A better score means cheaper student loans
Let’s be honest here… college tuition is out of control! If you’re going to be taking out more loans to finish your degree, of course you want to get the best interest rate possible. Well, whether you get a good rate or bad rate depends on your credit score and history.

This is why it’s so important to not screw up with your new Discover student credit card, or any credit account for that matter. Use your cards responsibly – pay your bills on time and in full, and keep your credit utilization in check (as discussed above). Doing this will help build up your credit and you will be thankful for that when it comes time to get a loan.

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Europa Hotel Review, Belfast, Nothern Ireland #motels #in #denver

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The ground floor Causerie bistro has mains from bangers and mash at £9 to sirloin at £21, all locally sourced. I had delicious Irish stew with soda bread and witty but slightly underdone chips cut in the shape of Giant’s Causeway stones on the side, then more wit from dessert, a slab of ice cream between two wafers which to generations of Northern Ireland kids is known as a slider. Top marks for sea salt and black pepper grinders on every table. The first floor Piano Bar, a sumptuous haven of mahogany, leather and candlelight, has been the meeting and greeting hub of Belfast for decades, from ladies who lunch to men on a mission. Daily afternoon tea there is a feast for £15, or £23 with a glass of Mumm’s, and there’s a resident pianist on Friday and Saturday evenings. In the traditional Lobby Bar downstairs, there’s pub grub, with live music on Saturdays; jazz in the afternoon and traditional Irish in the evening.

Value for money

With rooms starting at £80 including breakfast and wifi for a chance to stay in a Belfast institution which has not only kept up with the times but stayed one step ahead of them with constant improvements, it’s a lot of bangs for your buck, although thankfully not the sort of bangs the Europa was once famous for.

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We have moved to Baltimore, Md and during one of the flooding rains our basement flooded. It is an old restored house that still has a stone basement. We are planning on finishing the basement and to a point we are glad it flooded now and not after remodeling. We got several bids, Anchor Waterproofing being one. The owner s son came, much later than the 2 hour window they gave us. He walked to the basement and saw the stone walls and said we needed to have a mason repoint the walls and he couldn t do anything. When speaking to the owner several days before to set the appointment, she said that any water problem had to addressed from the source and covering it up wouldn t solve the issue. This is what the other companies said and they gave us plans and solutions. We selected another company. It was apparent, since Anchor only spent 10 minutes max at our house, that they were NOT INTERESTED in working on a stone basement. This is odd as they are located very near our house. This is an area of old houses and many, many have stone basements. The time spent waiting for Anchor to come was a complete waste of time. But at least we did finds other companies that gave us solutions. Don t waste your time with this company.

Anchor Waterproofing

We have moved to Baltimore, Md and during one of the flooding rains our basement flooded. It is an old restored house that still has a stone basement. We are planning on finishing the basement and to a point we are glad it flooded now and not after remodeling. We got several bids, Anchor Waterproofing being one. The owner s son came, much later than the 2 hour window they gave us. He walked to the basement and saw the stone walls and said we needed to have a mason repoint the walls and he couldn t do anything. When speaking to the owner several days before to set the appointment, she said that any water problem had to addressed from the source and covering it up wouldn t solve the issue. This is what the other companies said and they gave us plans and solutions. We selected another company. It was apparent, since Anchor only spent 10 minutes max at our house, that they were NOT INTERESTED in working on a stone basement. This is odd as they are located very near our house. This is an area of old houses and many, many have stone basements. The time spent waiting for Anchor to come was a complete waste of time. But at least we did finds other companies that gave us solutions. Don t waste your time with this company.

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First World Hotel, genting Highlands – Review of First World Hotel, Genting

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First World Hotel, genting Highlands – First World Hotel

Reviewed January 6, 2012

Our next destination after Langkawi was the Genting Highlands. We had booked a car from Mumbai and had the car driver pick us up at the KL airport. The drive to Genting was approximately and hour which was very pleasant as we drove up the mountain. We stayed at the First World Hotel and booked the World Club room wherein our checkin was much faster as compared to the regular rooms as there are around 6500 rooms in the hotel. However, getting rooms on the higher floor served no purpose as it was completely covered in mist. The rooms were very comfortable and the breakfast the next morning very good. However, very few options for vegetarians at the hotel. There are no rides inside the hotel for teens and adults so do not buy a combined pass. Buy individual tickets if required. However, for children under 12, there were a few rides but with long lines. Please check the entire place before settling down for food as there are a number of restaurants all over. We however could not sit on any of the rides outside as they closed down due to rains. Overall, this was one day we could have utilized someplace else.

Room Tip: The World Club rooms though slightly expensive are worthwhile given the separate check-in and less t.

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family

    Ask Nupoor A about First World Hotel

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

    Reviewed January 5, 2012

    Understandably for the first timer to First World, the feedback would be the room is small, but smallness is cosy, warm and nice. Also the amenities, restaurants and food outlets, theme parks, performance plaza and the casino have added to the charm and vitality of this hotel. It is more integrated and complete than the good old Genting.

    On New Year’s day we visited Genting. One group stayed at Resorts World because the room is spacious. Another group stayed at First World Deluxe room, no doubt a little smaller. But the handling of the check-in was fast and furious and soon we went to our rooms to rest. Then out we went, it was play time. Some went into the casino, some to Hou Mei Restaurant, Lobby Cafe for a quick bite and some walked to the shopping arcade. We fixed a time to meet up at Coffee Terrace at the good old Genting. We wanted to enjoy a good buffet meal.

    The walk from First World to old Genting was supposedly far, but the cool weather and the noise and bustle of everyone enjoying themselves made the trip an easy one.

    At the Coffee Terrace, we eat until we could not walk. We heard there will be fireworks at First World and quickly we walked back and discovered a huge crowd had gathered near to the Bus Terminal nearby.

    ‘Bang, bang, bang’ and we became kids again, enjoying the fireworks which erupted into many patterns! Happy New Year, everyone!

    Meanwhile at the Plaza, batches entertainers were dancing to the lively songs. Again we could see the crowds enjoying themselves. Then near to the frontage of the reception area, there was a group of young people displaying their agility in hip hop dance.

    At about 11 pm, we return to our room to sleep. Feeling tired and happy, we went into dreamland in no time. Such is the goodness of First World Hotel. Try it.





Occupational Therapist Salaries by education, experience, location and more #occupational #therapist #schools


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Occupational Therapist Salaries

Alternate Job Titles: Occupational Therapist

  • What is the average annual salary for Occupational Therapist?

    How much does a Occupational Therapist make? The median annual Occupational Therapist salary is $82,628. as of May 30, 2017, with a range usually between $75,685 – $90,027. however this can vary widely depending on a variety of factors. Our team of Certified Compensation Professionals has analyzed survey data collected from thousands of HR departments at companies of all sizes and industries to present this range of annual salaries for people with the job title Occupational Therapist in the United States.

    This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Occupational Therapist in the United States that make less than that annual salary. For example the median expected annual pay for a typical Occupational Therapist in the United States is $82,628, so 50% of the people who perform the job of Occupational Therapist in the United States are expected to make less than $82,628.

    Source: HR Reported data as of May 30, 2017

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      This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Occupational Therapist that make less than that salary. For example 50% of the people who perform the job of Occupational Therapist are expected to make less than the median.
      Source: HR Reported data as of June 2017

      Plans and conducts individualized occupational therapy programs to help patients develop, regain, or maintain their ability to perform daily activities. Teaches patients skills/techniques and how to use adaptive equipment for participating in activities. Studies, evaluates, and records patients activities and progress. Requires a bachelor s degree and is certified as a occupational therapist. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required. Typically reports to a manager. View full job description


Hotel du Vin Review, Bristol #hospice #care #dying

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Destinations

Hotel du Vin

Location

It’s right in the heart of things, tucked away on a side-street just off the busy thoroughfare of Colston Avenue. The main shopping district around Broadmead and Cabot Circus is five minutes’ walk east, while a couple of minutes south takes you into the heart of Bristol’s old city around Corn Street. Farther south from that lies the city’s harbourfront, home to plenty of bars and restaurants, and top attractions including the Watershed Arts Centre, the Arnolfini Art Gallery, the M-Shed Museum and the SS Great Britain.

Style character

Bristol’s hotel scene is dominated by big chains, so it’s a pleasure to discover an oasis of elegance this close to the centre. It’s located inside a terrace of Grade II listed sugar warehouses dating from the 18th century, and much of the buildings’ industrial character has been retained – from exposed brick walls to original cast-iron pillars. The feel downstairs is akin to a gentleman’s club, with leather armchairs, oil paintings and wood panels in the bar and restaurant.

Service facilities

Reception staff are efficient and friendly, and happy to make local recommendations, or leave you to your own devices if that’s what you’d prefer. Lack of parking is an issue – the hotel only has a limited number of spaces, which means you might have to pay to park at the nearby multi-storey (staff will provide you with a discount voucher).

Rooms

All 40 rooms share the same metropolitan style: ‘floating’ wooden beds, sombre colours, bare brick walls, and a roll-top bath and walk-in shower. Ask for a room on an upper floor if you’re a light sleeper, as some noise from the road outside and the restaurant is inevitable. Standard and Superior rooms are spacious, but if budget allows, the split-level suites are worth the extra outlay: they’re named after vintage champagnes, and have a bedroom area downstairs, with the bathrooms hidden away in a romantic mezzanine. The best room is the Harvey’s loft suite, which has its own roof terrace.

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What’s an apartment Guarantor/ Co-Signer?

Landlords and apartment management want one basic thing: renters that are financially stable so that they can and will pay on time. They look to your credit and rental history, your income, and your job to determine if they think that they can trust you. If they can’t, then you might need a rent guarantor to sign on your lease.

What is a Guarantor?

A Rent Guarantor is the legal term for an apartment co-signer, or a person that agrees to be legally responsible for the apartment, its condition, and the money owed for rent.

Landlords want responsible renters, yet often due to history or a lack of experience, it can be hard to justify that they will be good renters. So, they have a guarantor sign the apartment lease agreement stating that they are legally and financially responsible for the apartment. So, if the renter is unable to pay, the landlord can legally collect money from the guarantor.

Most co-signer agreements result from a young adult moving out for the first time into an apartment. Because they often do not have credit or rental history, it’s difficult for a landlord to know that they can trust them, so guardians tend to be the ones that sign the lease.

Being a co-signor/guarantor can be risky, so it is best to do so with very close friends or family members.

The Three Most Common Reasons why you need a Guarantor/Co-Signer

  1. Low Income: One of the rules of smart apartment living is living under the 1:3 ratio (see our rent calculator to determine your budget). In order to have a comfortable lifestyle with the ability to save, you want to find a rent that is under 1/3 of your monthly income.

Landlords recognize this as well. If your rent is going to cost more than 1/3 of your monthly income. your landlord may request a guarantor on your lease. Although this is the norm, there are exceptions. For example, in cities with uniquely high costs of living such as San Francisco or New York, many landlords expect renters to have to pay more.

  • Poor Rental History: If you are renting for the first time you are most likely going to need a guarantor on your lease, since your landlord has little idea of what kind of renter you are. Often college students renting for the first time need one of their parents to act as the guarantor.
    On the other side of the coin, if you have a poor reputation as a renter, you may be in trouble for future apartment search and might need someone to sign for you. If previous landlords have given you poor ratings whether it be from eviction to not paying rent on time, you will have a hard time explaining how your latest landlord can trust you.
  • Poor Credit: Last but not least, having poor or little credit history are common reasons for needing a guarantor on your lease. Having little credit history tends to go along with renting for the first time and can eventually be overcome by just making regular payments.

    Poor credit, on the other hand, is more difficult to overcome. While larger apartment communities will have stricter rules on poor credit, landlords of small apartment complexes may be more lenient if you can present a good case.

  • What to do if you are Unable to Find a Guarantor/Co-Signer:

    If you have no one to turn to for help, here are a few options to consider.

    1. Go local: Look for a smaller apartment complex or locally-owned room for rent. These tend to have slightly more flexible rules than the larger, corporate apartment complexes.
    2. Present Your Case: Do you have bad credit because of medical bills or the recession? You aren’t the only one. Many people end up with bad credit because of legitimate situations. If you can present yourself well to a landlord, you have a better chance of persuading them.
    3. Pay up front with cash: If you have a poor rental history, you may just have to offer a larger security deposit. Meanwhile, if your monthly income worries the landlord, offer to pay several months in advance.
    4. Look for Low Income Housing and Section 8 Housing. If your income is the prime reason for being unable to rent an apartment, research available low income housing and section 8 housing your area.

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    Top Online Payroll Service Reviews 2017 – Best Online Payroll Software #online


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    Online Payroll Service Review

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    Review on How To Choose the Best Online Payroll Service

    Your staff and individual employees aren t one-size-fits-all, and neither are online payroll services. While the right payroll partner can help you reduce costs, improve security, limit your risks and liabilities, and keep your employees happy, the wrong one can land your company in a lot of hot water. If you have more than a handful of employees, chances are you can improve your bottom line if you know how to find the right online payroll service, and we can help you find the very best. WE begin with a full review of up to twenty of the best known vendors.

    Top Considerations for Online Payroll Services

    Payroll services can improve cost efficiency for most small and medium businesses—and some larger enterprises, as well—and online payroll services can boost that efficiency to a whole new level. Your payroll can be processed faster and more accurately, you ll find it easier to stay in the IRS s good graces, and your employees will get their full checks on time, every time—as long as you know how to choose the right payroll coordinator for your business.

    First, of course, you want to review a potential payroll service provider s track record. There shouldn t be any major or ongoing problems when it comes to processing checks, filing quarterly reports with the IRS, or maintaining strict standards when it comes to the integrity and security of data transfers and following employment and tax law to the letter. Virtually all long-standing payroll services meet this criteria, so just be sure not to go with a fly-by-night operation that promises steep discounts but will leave you holding the bag.

    Second, look at the services each online payroll provider offers and the cost of those services. If you have retirement plans that allow for employee contributions with company matching, payroll deductions for uniforms or other materials, regular performance bonuses, or other complicating factors, make sure your provider will be able to seamlessly integrate these into their payroll operations so you don t end up spending more time with frustrated employees in your office wondering what s going on with their pay. The right payroll service for your business will be able to handle all of these issues without charging substantially higher fees, and if these things aren t factors in your business you should be able to get a streamlined service at a very reasonable cost.

    Finally, review whatever online platform your payroll service uses can be integrated with your current accounting or bookkeeping software. If using a third-party payroll provider forces you to spend extra time each month entering the same numbers into multiple forms, you ll lose the efficiency that can make these service so worthwhile.

    Take Your Payroll Online for the Service You Deserve

    There are many great online payroll service providers out there, and there s bound to be one that s perfect for your business. Start saving time and money while reducing your tax time headaches, and find a payroll partner now!

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    Houston Solari Hospice Care Review – HOSPICES in Bellaire, TX – BBB

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    Houston Solari Hospice Care

    BBB Accreditation

    This business is not BBB accredited.

    Businesses are under no obligation to seek BBB accreditation, and some businesses are not accredited because they have not sought BBB accreditation.

    To be accredited by BBB, a business must apply for accreditation and BBB must determine that the business meets BBB accreditation standards, which include a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints. BBB Accredited Businesses must pay a fee for accreditation review/monitoring and for support of BBB services to the public.

    Reason for Rating

    Based on BBB files, this business has a BBB Rating of No Rating. The reason is as follows:

    • BBB does not have sufficient information to issue a rating on this business.

    Customer Complaints Summary

    0 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 0 closed in last 12 months

    What is a BBB Business Review?

    We offer free reviews on businesses that include background, licensing, consumer experience and other information such as governmental actions that is known to BBB. These reviews are provided for businesses that are BBB accredited and also for businesses that are not BBB accredited.

    About BBB Business Review Content & Services:

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    Professional Affiliations X

    Types of Complaints Handled by BBB

    BBB handles the following types of complaints between businesses and their customers so long as they are not, or have not been, litigated:

    • Advertising or Sales
    • Billing or Collection
    • Problems with Products or Services
    • Delivery
    • Guarantee or Warranty

    We do not handle workplace disputes, discrimination claims or claims about the quality of health or legal services.

    BBB Complaint Process

    Your complaint will be forwarded to the business within two business days. The business will be asked to respond within 14 days, and if a response is not received, a second request will be made. You will be notified of the business’s response when we receive it (or notified that we received no response). Complaints are usually closed within 30 business days.

    What is BBB Advertising Review?

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    What government actions does BBB report on?

    BBB reports on known government actions that are relevant to the business’s marketplace dealings with the public.

    Thank you for your feedback!

    BBB Reporting Policy

    As a matter of policy, BBB does not endorse any product, service or business.

    BBB Business Reviews are provided solely to assist you in exercising your own best judgment. Information in this BBB Business Review is believed reliable but not guaranteed as to accuracy.

    BBB Business Reviews generally cover a three-year reporting period. BBB Business Reviews are subject to change at any time.

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    Advocate Hospice Review – Nursing Homes in Downers Grove, IL – BBB

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    Advocate Hospice

    BBB Accreditation

    This business is not BBB accredited.

    Businesses are under no obligation to seek BBB accreditation, and some businesses are not accredited because they have not sought BBB accreditation.

    To be accredited by BBB, a business must apply for accreditation and BBB must determine that the business meets BBB accreditation standards, which include a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints. BBB Accredited Businesses must pay a fee for accreditation review/monitoring and for support of BBB services to the public.

    Reason for Rating

    Factors that raised the rating for Advocate Hospice include:

    • Length of time business has been operating
    • No complaints filed with BBB

    Customer Complaints Summary

    0 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 0 closed in last 12 months

    What is a BBB Business Review?

    We offer free reviews on businesses that include background, licensing, consumer experience and other information such as governmental actions that is known to BBB. These reviews are provided for businesses that are BBB accredited and also for businesses that are not BBB accredited.

    About BBB Business Review Content & Services:

    Some Better Business Bureaus offer additional content & services in BBB Business Reviews.
    The additional content & services are typically regional in nature or, in some cases, a new product or service that is being tested prior to a more general release.
    Not all enhanced content & services are available at all Better Business Bureaus.

    Professional Affiliations X

    Types of Complaints Handled by BBB

    BBB handles the following types of complaints between businesses and their customers so long as they are not, or have not been, litigated:

    • Advertising or Sales
    • Billing or Collection
    • Problems with Products or Services
    • Delivery
    • Guarantee or Warranty

    We do not handle workplace disputes, discrimination claims or claims about the quality of health or legal services.

    BBB Complaint Process

    Your complaint will be forwarded to the business within two business days. The business will be asked to respond within 14 days, and if a response is not received, a second request will be made. You will be notified of the business’s response when we receive it (or notified that we received no response). Complaints are usually closed within 30 business days.

    What is BBB Advertising Review?

    BBB promotes truth in advertising by contacting advertisers whose claims conflict with the BBB Code of Advertising. These claims come to our attention from our internal review of advertising, consumer complaints and competitor challenges. BBB asks advertisers to prove their claims, change ads to make offers more clear to consumers, and remove misleading or deceptive statements.

    What government actions does BBB report on?

    BBB reports on known government actions that are relevant to the business’s marketplace dealings with the public.

    Thank you for your feedback!

    BBB Reporting Policy

    As a matter of policy, BBB does not endorse any product, service or business.

    BBB Business Reviews are provided solely to assist you in exercising your own best judgment. Information in this BBB Business Review is believed reliable but not guaranteed as to accuracy.

    BBB Business Reviews generally cover a three-year reporting period. BBB Business Reviews are subject to change at any time.

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    Life Choice Hospice Business Review in Birmingham, AL – Central and South

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    Business Review

    BBB Accreditation

    Life Choice Hospice is not BBB Accredited.

    Businesses are under no obligation to seek BBB accreditation, and some businesses are not accredited because they have not sought BBB accreditation.

    To be accredited by BBB, a business must apply for accreditation and BBB must determine that the business meets BBB accreditation standards. which include a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints. BBB Accredited Businesses must pay a fee for accreditation review/monitoring and for support of BBB services to the public.

    Reason for Rating

    Factors that lowered Life Choice Hospice’s rating include:

    • Failure to respond to one complaint filed against business.

    Factors that raised Life Choice Hospice’s rating include:

    • Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size.

    Customer Complaints Summary

    1 complaint closed with BBB in last 3 years 0 closed in last 12 months

    Advertising Review

    BBB has nothing to report concerning Life Choice Hospice’s advertising at this time.

    What is BBB Advertising Review?

    BBB promotes truth in advertising by contacting advertisers whose claims conflict with the BBB Code of Advertising. These claims come to our attention from our internal review of advertising, consumer complaints and competitor challenges. BBB asks advertisers to prove their claims, change ads to make offers more clear to consumers, and remove misleading or deceptive statements.

    Additional Information

    BBB file opened: 12/04/2013

    Licensing

    This company is in an industry that may require licensing, bonding or registration in order to lawfully do business. BBB encourages you to check with the appropriate agency to be certain any requirements are currently being met.

    These agencies may include:

    Alabama Department of Public Health
    251 N Bayou St
    Mobile, AL 36603-5827
    (334) 206-5300
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    Chevrolet Equinox Reviews – Chevrolet Equinox Price, Photos, and Specs – Car


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    A quiet, practical cabin makes the Equinox a smart buy, but a well-tuned chassis makes it a desirable one. Three turbo fours are offered; the 170-hp 1.5-liter and the 137-hp 1.6-liter diesel come with a six-speed automatic, and the gutsy 252-hp 2.0-liter has a nine-speed. A 7.0-inch infotainment touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is standard; an 8.0-inch screen is optional. Active safety features, such as automated emergency braking and lane-keeping assist, are also available. Jump to First Drive Review 2018 Chevrolet Equinox

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    2018 Chevrolet Equinox

    GM finally gets the small crossover right.

    2018 Chevrolet Equinox Chevrolet Equinox 2018 3.5 1.0 5.0

    General Motors has been building small crossovers for more than a decade now, and it has sold more than 2 million Chevrolet Equinoxes since the model was first introduced for 2005. But despite all that apparent success, the Equinox has always been a bit too big, a bit too thirsty, and a bit too cheaply made to truly penetrate the heart of the market, where the bestselling Honda CR-V. Toyota RAV4. Nissan Rogue. and Ford Escape reside.

    With the all-new, third-generation Equinox, GM finally seems to have figured out what matters in this contentious segment. Fully modern and right-size rather than oversize, this redesigned 2018 Equinox strikes us as the first Chevy crossover that could truly make inroads against the segment leaders.

    Honey, I Shrunk the Equinox

    It starts with the new Equinox’s smaller and lighter body. Compared with its predecessor, the 2018 model’s wheelbase is 5.2 inches shorter, its length shrinks by 4.7 inches, and its curb weight is reduced by a claimed 400 pounds. Whereas the outgoing, second-generation Equinox shared much of its underpinnings with the original model dating all the way back to 2005, this one truly is capital-N new throughout, with significantly higher torsional rigidity than before.

    Indeed, the new Equinox soaks up bumps with nary a quiver through the cabin. There’s remarkably little body roll and the ride is expertly damped, with well-controlled wheel motions and no sensation of body float. Road and wind noise are impressively hushed, something that two of our favorite small crossovers, the CR-V and the Mazda CX-5. struggle with. Combine the Equinox’s overall sense of solidity with its nicely weighted, accurate steering and firm, progressive brake pedal, and it adds up to impressive dynamic capabilities.

    Needs More Oomph

    With such solid and composed handling, it’s a shame that the standard powertrain isn’t more eager. The turbo 1.5-liter inline-four produces a decent amount of low-end torque, but the lazy six-speed automatic doesn’t make the most of the output. The transmission is keen to shift into higher gears, presumably to benefit fuel economy on the EPA test cycle, which would be more tolerable if the downshifts weren’t so sluggish when more power is requested. The little four-cylinder also seems buzzier and less refined than it is in the Malibu sedan. likely because it’s working harder to move this heavier crossover. Manual shifting capability is possible in the transmission’s L setting but can be operated only by an awkwardly placed toggle switch atop the gear lever (paddle shifters aren’t available).

    Luckily, a more powerful, optional turbocharged 2.0-liter paired with a newer nine-speed automatic transmission arrives in a few months, and it should mitigate these concerns. A 1.6-liter diesel four-cylinder also joins the menu later this year, promising an impressive 40 mpg on the highway.

    The 1.5-liter’s fuel-economy numbers (28 mpg combined for front-drive models and 26 mpg with all-wheel drive) are above average for the class, although its EPA ratings fall a few mpg short of the CR-V’s optional 1.5-liter turbo. Engine stop-start, a fuel-saving feature found in few competitors, is standard on the Equinox, and it’s among the smoothest and least obtrusive of these systems we’ve sampled—a good thing, considering the only way to turn it off is to move the shifter to the L position.

    Sea of Sameness

    Compact crossovers aren’t known for design flourish, and the Equinox’s relatively nondescript exterior doesn’t move the needle. We like its overall proportions, but competitors such as the Mazda CX-5 and the Hyundai Tucson look more athletic and appealing to our eyes.

    The interior similarly places function over form. It’ll look familiar to anyone who’s been in the most recent Chevrolet Malibu or Cruze, and it’s useful and well organized, if a little staid. The topmost Premier trim level uses a nice mix of leather and soft-touch plastics, although cheaper materials creep in as you move down the price ladder into the less expensive LT model (L and LS trims are available, but Chevrolet didn’t have any of those price leaders available for us to drive). Two versions of Chevrolet’s intuitive MyLink infotainment system are offered—a relatively basic, 7.0-inch touchscreen and an optional, more attractive 8.0-inch screen—but all models include the welcome standard feature of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration.

    Smarter packaging ensures that rear-seat and cargo space are mostly undiminished despite the vehicle’s smaller size. The rear seat is well shaped, provides plenty of room, and can recline slightly, although we do miss the previous model’s useful sliding rear bench. A removable false cargo floor and articulating seat-bottom cushions create a flush, uninterrupted cargo floor with the 60/40-split rear seatbacks folded. The now-smaller Equinox does give up some space and overall usefulness to the CR-V, which got larger in its recent redesign and is more capacious overall.

    Too Much Coin

    The Equinox hits a snag when you examine its pricing. Yes, Chevrolet offers a bargain-basement, front-drive-only L trim for just under $25,000, which lines up with the base prices of key competitors. But to get any active-safety systems, or even relatively common must-have features such as automatic climate control and heated seats, you have to shell out for the LT model and add a pricey option package, pushing the cost toward $30,000—and beyond if you opt for the $1750 all-wheel-drive option. Some of the Premier models we drove exceeded $35,000, and the diesel and 2.0T versions will be more expensive still. Perhaps most important, equivalently equipped CR-Vs and CX-5s are thousands less, so unless Chevrolet is planning to offer heavy incentives from the get-go, the Equinox’s value equation looks weak.

    Given the less-than-stellar previous Equinox models, Chevrolet will face an uphill battle convincing Toyota, Honda, and Ford faithful to join the bow-tie fold, especially if they have to pay more for the Chevy. But the new Equinox represents such a big step forward relative to its predecessors that it’s certainly worth those buyers giving it a look.

    Highs and Lows

    Highs:

    Composed chassis, hushed cabin, roomy rear seat.


    Canon Hospice, LLC Review – HOSPICES in Gulfport, MS – BBB Business

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    BBB Accreditation

    This business is not BBB accredited.

    Businesses are under no obligation to seek BBB accreditation, and some businesses are not accredited because they have not sought BBB accreditation.

    To be accredited by BBB, a business must apply for accreditation and BBB must determine that the business meets BBB accreditation standards, which include a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints. BBB Accredited Businesses must pay a fee for accreditation review/monitoring and for support of BBB services to the public.

    Reason for Rating

    Based on BBB files, this business has a BBB Rating of No Rating. The reason is as follows:

    • BBB does not have sufficient information to issue a rating on this business.

    Customer Complaints Summary

    0 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 0 closed in last 12 months

    What is a BBB Business Review?

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    About BBB Business Review Content & Services:

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    The additional content & services are typically regional in nature or, in some cases, a new product or service that is being tested prior to a more general release.
    Not all enhanced content & services are available at all Better Business Bureaus.

    Professional Affiliations X

    Types of Complaints Handled by BBB

    BBB handles the following types of complaints between businesses and their customers so long as they are not, or have not been, litigated:

    • Advertising or Sales
    • Billing or Collection
    • Problems with Products or Services
    • Delivery
    • Guarantee or Warranty

    We do not handle workplace disputes, discrimination claims or claims about the quality of health or legal services.

    BBB Complaint Process

    Your complaint will be forwarded to the business within two business days. The business will be asked to respond within 14 days, and if a response is not received, a second request will be made. You will be notified of the business’s response when we receive it (or notified that we received no response). Complaints are usually closed within 30 business days.

    What is BBB Advertising Review?

    BBB promotes truth in advertising by contacting advertisers whose claims conflict with the BBB Code of Advertising. These claims come to our attention from our internal review of advertising, consumer complaints and competitor challenges. BBB asks advertisers to prove their claims, change ads to make offers more clear to consumers, and remove misleading or deceptive statements.

    What government actions does BBB report on?

    BBB reports on known government actions that are relevant to the business’s marketplace dealings with the public.

    Thank you for your feedback!

    BBB Reporting Policy

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    BBB Business Reviews are provided solely to assist you in exercising your own best judgment. Information in this BBB Business Review is believed reliable but not guaranteed as to accuracy.

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    Hospice Plus Business Review in Dallas, TX – Dallas Texas BBB #motels

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    Hospice Plus

    BBB Accreditation

    Hospice Plus is not BBB Accredited.

    Businesses are under no obligation to seek BBB accreditation, and some businesses are not accredited because they have not sought BBB accreditation.

    To be accredited by BBB, a business must apply for accreditation and BBB must determine that the business meets BBB accreditation standards. which include a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints. BBB Accredited Businesses must pay a fee for accreditation review/monitoring and for support of BBB services to the public.

    Reason for Rating

    Factors that raised Hospice Plus’ rating include:

    • Length of time business has been operating.
    • No complaints filed with BBB.

    Customer Complaints Summary

    0 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years 0 closed in last 12 months

    Industry Comparison Chart X

    The information in the table below represents an industry comparison of businesses which are of the same relative size. This is based on BBB’s database of businesses located in Dallas and Northeast Texas. Businesses may engage in more than one type of business. The percent of time the business engages in a type of business is not accounted for. There is no known industry standard for the number of complaints a business can expect. The volume of business and number of transactions may have a bearing on the number of complaints received by BBB.

    *Hospice Plus is in this range.

    Types of Complaints Handled by BBB

    BBB handles the following types of complaints between businesses and their customers so long as they are not, or have not been, litigated:

    • Advertising or Sales
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    We do not handle workplace disputes, discrimination claims or claims about the quality of health or legal services.

    BBB Complaint Process

    Your complaint will be forwarded to the company within two business days. The company will be asked to respond within 14 days, and if a response is not received, a second request will be made. You will be notified of the company’s response when we receive it (or notified that we received no response). Complaints are usually closed within 30 business days.

    BBB began including the text of consumer complaints and business responses in BBB Business Reviews on 07/01/2013 for complaints filed on 01/01/2013 and thereafter. This includes all complaints that meet our reporting guidelines and that are filed electronically. We also report on the resolution of the complaint, as determined by BBB.

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    Bonnie Morgan, MEd, RN-BC, CHPN, FPCN, IMS, Oncology/Palliative Care Alliance, Mesa, AZ
    Carma Erickson Hurt, RN, South Coast Hospice, Coos Bay, OR

    The Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA) supports nurses looking to advance their professional development and career with specialty certification. HPNA is offering a 1-day course at this conference that encompasses the fundamental concepts of palliative nursing. The review course will provide a review of the content areas based on the National Board of Certification for Hospice and Palliative Nurses (NBCHPN®) detailed test content outline. This course may be used to increase the hospice and palliative nurse’s knowledge of general palliative nursing or to assist the nurse in self-identifying topics that require further preparation and study in advance of sitting for the specialty certification examination. Please note: Participation in the review course does not guarantee successful completion of the certification examination. Breakfast, lunch and afternoon refreshments are included.

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    Wonderful – Review of McNevins Motel Loganholme

    Reviewed 8 January 2015

    The location of this place is just fantastic and the price for 4 star accommodation I thought was very good considering the time we went being just before new year and after. Will be going back there again in April. Managers of the hotel were very polite and we felt like being at our own home.

    Room Tip: The rooms downstairs were more accessible.

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    • Stayed January 2015, travelled with family
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        mcnevinsloganholme, Manager at McNevins Motel Loganholme, responded to this review, 10 January 2015

        Thank you for the review Selena97,

        We try to make everyone’s stay feel like a place away from home but feel at home. We are glad you found us and enjoyed our facilities and hospitality, and we look forward to seeing you return again.
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        Reviewed 4 January 2015

        We stayed 4 nights and found the hotel location central to our needs, which was made easier by quick access to freeway. Though close to the freeway, the traffic noise was minimal and could not be heard in our room. The staff were very welcoming and made our stay very comfortable. The motel room was old style but spacious, clean and comfortable. The only thing I would suggest to be changed is to replace the International Roast coffee with a better coffee. All up great place, great hosts and we will be returning next time we are in town.

        • Stayed December 2014, travelled as a couple

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          mcnevinsloganholme, Manager at McNevins Motel Loganholme, responded to this review, 6 January 2015

          Thank You for a Review Colee,

          We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us here at McNevins..
          We do pride ourselves on our service and hospitality, You are right in saying we need to upgrade our coffee and we are. we have very little stock left of International roast and are now favouring another brand..
          We look forward to your next visit and hopefully enjoying more of our upgraded facilities

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